Posts tagged doula Brookhaven ms
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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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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