I Am Facing An Induction- How Can I Prepare?

Inductions are typically last minute and make even the most experienced mothers shake in their boots a bit. Moms groups on Facebook everywhere talk about inductions like they are literally a nightmare- every single one ending in a cesarean section or worse. Contrary to popular belief, the statistics actually show that the greater portion of inductions end in a successful vaginal delivery.

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The Case For Postpartum Follow-Up BEFORE 6 Weeks

The case for the 3-Week Postpartum Visit is a very obvious one for most people in birth work or maternal health. We are truly not sure who came up with the idea that sending women home for 6 weeks and praying for the best was the right way to go about things. In other countries, this is far from the norm- and interestingly enough, their outcomes are far better than ours! ACOG has recently announced their support of the 3-week Postpartum Visit, and here are some thoughts from us on the topic.

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This Is Weird- Things I Didn't Expect During Pregnancy.

there are MANY symptoms that those pesky pregnancy hormones can cause other than nausea and back pain. Remember to always mention any symptoms you are having to your provider. It’s important for them to know what’s going on in the event they can recognize some kind of pattern that may indicate a bigger problem for you and baby. You are NEVER “bothering” your provider or even your doula. Tell us when something is up! We are working as a team to help you have the best and safest pregnancy and birth for you and your new addition!

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Protein! How to sneak it in even if you think you hate it.

Protein Intake in pregnancy is especially important. Now that you are growing a tiny human- all of those amino acids are even more beneficial to you both! Per the American Pregnancy Association “Protein positively affects the growth of fetal tissue, including the brain. It also helps your breast and uterine tissue to grow during pregnancy, and it plays a role in your increasing blood supply.” Other studies have shown that protein can also lower your risk of developing Pre-Eclampsia, which can be life threatening! Because of digestive issues during pregnancy such as nausea and constipation- this can make getting protein in even harder.

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Best Edible Plants for a MS Summer Garden!

Like to garden? Live in Central MS? Get your hands dirty with your kids this summer. What kid doesn’t like playing in the dirt?? Edible plants that will make your friends jealous to grow with your kids in Vicksburg, Clinton, Jackson, Canton, Ridgeland, Madison, Gluckstadt, Brandon, Meridian, Hattiesburg, Brookhaven, Pearl, Byram, and Raymond.

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Placenta Issues In Pregnancy

Placenta Previa, Abruption, Accreta, Percreta, and Increta. Some of the lesser known pregnancy complications that people need to know about. The placenta is often called the tree of life! Placenta Issues in pregnancy can cause serious complications for both mother and baby. All this and more covered here.

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The Scoop On ICP- Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy

ching during pregnancy can happen for many reasons- dry skin, skin stretching, new stretch marks. Pregnancy definitely has its less fun aspects. However, Itching during pregnancy can be a sign of a bigger issue going on called Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy or ICP.

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Our Favorite Family Friendly Restaurants in Central Mississippi

Is it someone’s birthday? Do you have kids at home? Maybe a newborn or a toddler? Or maybe you are pregnant with two kids already at home and have absolutely no patience left for cooking? Check out our top 5 picks for family friendly restaurants in Central Mississippi!

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Top 5 Date Night Spots in Central Mississippi

Just because you have kids- doesn’t mean date nights are no longer a thing! When you have a new baby at home, focusing on your relationship is even more critical. After pregnancy and birth, you absolutely deserve some grown up time! Take some time for you and your significant other as a couple and check out these restaurants in Central Mississippi for a date night you won’t be disappointed with!

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