Offering homebirth services in the Birmingham area.
Operating as usual
Photos from Dr. Stuart Fischbein, OB/GYN's post
🥳Join our Fitness and Nutrition Challenge Starting this week! 🎉Stay tuned for the challenge and prize info! 🤑💰…
•Oasis is partnering with Chester nutrition Counseling to provide nutrition and diabetes counseling at Oasis, virtually and in person monthly starting February 1! * click the link in her bio to schedule an appointment or DM/email with questions! * @chester.nutrition
•👩🏾🏫Brittannie Chester is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator currently working as the Dietetics Director at Tuskegee University and owner of Chester Nutrition Counseling, LLC.
•She is passionate about providing people with the care and nutrition education they need for diabetes management and prevention and helping women achieve their health goals by taking small steps to create a healthy lifestyle!
So excited for my dear friend Kelly!!!!!!
Its happening!! My first childrens book is here! A true labor of love and a dream come true. A book to nornalize home midwifery care and to educate children and adults alike! Excellent art work by the talented, Dora Irene Dorothy Lanahan, helped me create a book that is a nod to beautiful,classic, children's literature. The offical launch date is not until January 11, 2022 but you can get signed copy at https://blueridgebirth.com/books
Bulk orders available! Will make a great "welcome" gifts for midwives to their clients and anyone who wants to share their love midwifery care.
“Research shows just 30 minutes of skin to skin with dad on the first day of a newborn actually rewires dad’s brain. Stimulating many hormones especially Dopmine and Oxytocin so dads get connected to their babies and want to nurture them.” YES. Dads, get those cuddles in! ❤️
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Posted @withregram • @themustardseedmidwife It’s homebirth awareness week.
Did you know that a planned homebirth with a midwife is often safer than giving birth in a hospital?
Women birth best where they feel safe, supported, respected and loved. ❤️
Yet, less than 1% of women birthing in Australia give birth at home.
This is mainly due to the lack of publically funded home birth services an available private practising midwives.
Where are you planning to give birth?
Yes, we have a little fun when we go on our midwifery trips. 🎃😋
Celebrating midwives everywhere!
MIDWIVES MAKE A DIFFERENCE! We will let the data speak for itself!
15 Cool Facts About Breastfeeding
1. Human milk boosts a baby’s immune system big time—helping baby fight viral, bacterial, and parasitic infections, including:
Respiratory tract infections
Urinary tract infections
Common colds and flus
2. Breastfeeding can actually reduce baby’s risk of disease later in life, including:
Type I and II diabetes
High blood pressure
High cholesterol levels
3. Breastfeeding reduces mama’s risk of ovarian and breast cancer, heart disease, and osteoporosis. The longer she breastfeeds, the higher the benefit. In fact, a woman who breastfeeds for 8 years has nearly a 0% risk of breast cancer.
Get this—breastfeeding a baby girl actually reduces her lifetime risk of breast cancer by 25%.
4. Breastfeeding saves a family approximately $2 to 4 thousand dollars annually (compared to cost of formula).
5. Breastfeeding helps mama heal faster in the postpartum, helping her uterus return to pre-pregnancy size faster and lowering overall postpartum blood loss.
6. Breastfeeding can help mama return to her pre-baby weight. It takes 1000 calories a day on average to produce breast milk. Women are advised to consume an extra 500 calories a day, and the body dips into reserves it built up in pregnancy to make the rest (it’s important to consume those extra calories or the body actually goes into “starvation mode” and holds onto the reserves).
7. Producing breast milk consumes 25% of the body’s energy; the brain only uses 20% by comparison.
8. On average, babies remove 67% of the milk mama has available—they eat until fullness, not until the breast is emptied.
9. Almost 75% of all moms produce more milk in their right breast, whether they are right- or left- handed.
10. Mama’s body is constantly making the perfect milk for baby. Milk changes its nutritional profile as baby grows (milk made for a 3 month old is different than for a 9 month old). Milk can even change day to day—for example, water content may increase during times of hot weather and baby-sickness to provide extra hydration.
11. Human milk contains substances that promote sleep and calmness in babies (who doesn’t love that?) Breastfeeding also calms mama and helps her bond to baby.
12. Breastfed infants are at lower risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
13. Mama’s breasts can detect even a one degree fluctuation in baby’s body temperature and adjust accordingly to heat up or cool down baby as needed. This is one reason skin-to-skin contact in the early days is so crucial.
14. Breastfeeding reduces baby’s risk of cavities later on and may lower the chance they will need braces as kids.
15. Breastfeeding mamas sleep on average 45 minutes more a night, compared to those who formula feed.
Photo- Woman nursing two babies, Alaska.
Date: [ca. 1903-1908]
Photographer/Illustrator: Lomen Brothers, Nome, Alaska / Dobbs, B.B.
Just showing you the real, unfiltered, makeup-less me, after helping a precious little one into the world…….midwifeface/hair-don’t care, cuz I love my mamas and babies!
In case you don’t know…my students are the best!
Now offering EARLY GENDER TESTING!
This is a simple blood draw in the comfort of YOUR OWN HOME as early as 8 weeks!
Results in as little as 2-3 days!
How does this work?
During pregnancy, cell-free fetal DNA is released by the placenta and can be found in mom's bloodstream. Using a small sample of mom's blood, SneakPeek tests for the presence of male DNA (Y-chromosomes). Y-chromosomes would only be present if mom is pregnant with a boy.
Just so everyone is clear....there is currently NO freestanding birth center in Alabama. People are getting wrong info from a “midwife”, who is NOT licensed in ALabama. Just FYI...
We are always striving to live up to this!
Always a HUGE eye opener and very reassuring to actually see approximately how much (or actually how little) your breastfed baby needs per feeding!
Get instant access to Simply Breastfeeding Online Courses plus the bonus searchable video library! https://mybabyexperts.live/simplybreastfeeding ❤️
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As the first round of COVID-19 vaccinations took place yesterday, many of you have reached out to ask my thoughts, so I wanted to take a moment to share what I know so far.
There is a tremendous amount unknown about the virus, the cure, and even prevention. With a vaccine coming to market so quickly, there are inevitably uncertainties, including about safety and efficacy. As with all pharmaceuticals -- adverse effects often don’t come to light until post-market surveillance of many users over a length of time. Without being able to rely on years of clinical studies and longitudinal outcomes tracking there’s a lot we just don’t know at this time. Whether to receive this vaccine is a matter for deep personal consideration and decision-making, weighing personal concern and lifestyle, risks, and a very real and very serious global pandemic. Therefore, as with all vaccines, I do not share what I will do, or what I think you should do.
For pregnant and breastfeeding mamas, however, the guidance is more clear.
According to the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), “there are no data as yet on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnancy, either from human or animal studies. Given the lack of evidence, JCVI favours a precautionary approach, and does not currently advise COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy.”
For breastfeeding mamas, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RCOG) says that, “women who are breastfeeding are also currently advised not to have the vaccine”. Mamas at high risk - including frontline workers - are encouraged to consider the vaccine when they are done breastfeeding.
ACOG recommends they not be withheld from pregnant or BF’ing women who meet criteria for vaccination based on benefits outweighing risks.
FDA cautions pregnant and breastfeeding moms against getting the vaccine due to lack of data.
As data evolves, I’ll update you.ACOG recommends they not be withheld from pregnant or BF’ing women who meet criteria for vaccination based on benefits outweighing risks.
Both of these statements have been supported by the FDA that cautions pregnant and breastfeeding moms against getting the vaccine due to lack of data. As data evolves, I’ll update you.
PS. This post is meant for your information and support - vaccine infighting, trolling, etc., will not be tolerated and any such posts - and those who post them - will be removed from this page. Please be respectful - these are scary and uncertain times, with tough decisions to make. This page is about education, community, and caring.
In need of baby flannel receiving blankets.
Effective January 1, 2021
ALL but price applies to current patients.
Please get well visits scheduled to stay an active patient in 2021!
Yay for sleepnumber!
The Birth Suite is full for April and only one spot left for march and May! Don’t wait too long for a spot.
Alabama Home Birth Fund, organized by Alabama Birth Fund photo credit: Hello Baby Co The Alabama Birth Fund Mission In collaborat… Alabama Birth Fund needs your support for Alabama Home Birth Fund
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I have posted pics of our progress to my website. Check it out!
New Birthing Suite Here are some pics of the work getting done to prepare the space for you!
Get your care started before 2021!!
We proudly announce the big change to our practice!
Funeral Home & Cemetery serving Hoover, AL and the surrounding communities. Hwy 150, 1.5 miles south of The Galleria
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