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I have nursed 5 babies, and one challenge I have had consistently each time is keeping up my milk supply- especially once I went back to work.
You’re probably thinking: You’re a nurse and you don’t believe women should breastfeed?
Let me start out by saying I nursed all of my babies, and when I was a maternity nurse I encouraged new Moms to nurse their infants.
Having said that I truly believe that not everyone should be nursing.
The following are actual comments I have received from nice normal people who think they can say whatever they want just cuz you’re pregnant:
If there’s only one supplement you give your kids, make it vitamin D.
Vitamin D, also known as the “Sunshine Vitamin”, is crucial to the functioning of your body.
It promotes bone growth by increasing Calcium absorption.
How to cope with difficult contractions during labor?
There are many great ways to cope with difficult contractions during labor, wouldn’t it be great if they were all listed in one post?
Athletes training for competitions know all about visualizations. These influence the subconscious in producing the experience you want.
The same is true for childbirth.
A friend who was pregnant with her first baby was discussing her birth plan and mentioned she wanted to avoid getting an epidural during the birth of her child.
When I questioned how she would go about avoiding an epidural during labor, one thing became abundantly clear to me: She didn’t have a plan.
As a former maternity nurse who saw way too many messed up epidurals, I knew I would never want to get one.
My motto became:
After I had my first birth without an epidural, my doula congratulated me on not asking for an epidural during labor.
I answered her that I never considered an option.
I seemed to get these questions a lot when I was pregnant.
There are two types of midwives currently practicing:
Midwives are trained to deliver babies at home, in birthing centers and in hospitals.
Doctors go through 4 years of pre-med undergraduate studies. They then attend medical school for 4 years. After that they spend several years in internship and residency at a hospital in whichever field they are specializing in.
OB-GYNs, or Obstetricians, are studying many different fields of medicine when they are in medical school, not just obstetrics which may be a focus of just one semester.
The midwifery philosophy towards pregnancy and childbirth differ from doctor’s philosophy in the following ways: