Supporting families with natural childbirth education and child development resources
Pregnancy: Avoiding Gestational Diabetes
Published December, 2021, this article explains that reducing inflammation with 'vegetables, fruit, berries and wholegrain products as well as unsaturated fats,' also reduces the risk of gestational diabetes.
Infancy: baby sign language
We've introduced all three of our children basic signs as early as a few months old. Offering the sign when you verbalize an action reinforces the concept. It's amazing to see your child signing 'help,' 'more,' 'milk,' etc.!
Save the Date! Saturday, February 12
Virtual Bradley class reunion
10 am via Zoom
For couples from 2020- 2022
Send us your sweet baby's name and we will include them in the next issue! Pictures are welcome, too!
Poll: Hospital experiences in 2020-2021
Several of you were generous to send us your thoughts on your hospital experience. The anonymous poll also went out to families on Facebook. See what other mothers said about Covid protocol, hospital staff and options they had in labor and childbirth.
Join our private Facebook group
Keep the conversation going, ask questions and connect with other former students at our private Facebook group. And post cute pictures!
Starting on solids?
It has long been said that a baby's intestinal wall is sealed at six months, making it important to not introduce foods until then. However, there is research being done that looks like it may be proving that theory incorrect. The folks at Nubologists.com sum it up in their article 'The virgin gut myth.'
Observe your young child and you will see that they are insatiable scientists--trying out actions to observe for themselves what will happen. So throwing an object is to truly see how far it can go! As you watch your babies and toddlers, see if you can guess what they are trying to accomplish.
Infants and Toddlers: Do naps matter? PositiveParentingNews.org asks parents if their children are cranky, fussy, or whiny, and write that "your child may be much better after a nap, which helps with emotional memory and the regulation of emotions."
Dr. Bradley often references Dr. Brewer and his recommendations for a whole food, well-rounded, and protein-rich diet during pregnancy. Other respected organizations also support Dr. Bradley's recommendation of 100 grams of protein per day. Expecting mothers can use protein counters and charts to understand their baseline, and can work together with their coach/ husband to maintain 85-100 g per day.
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