latchpal, breastfeeding clip, product review

LatchPal Breastfeeding Clip – Product Review

What is a breastfeeding clip? Latchpal is a breastfeeding shirt clip that holds a breastfeeding individual’s shirt during the feeding. It eliminates the need for shirt re-positioning and disruption from a shirt coming undone and falling over the breast. It also allows the individual to nurse hands-free thus making for a more comfortable feeding experience. The owner, Melissa LaHann, was …

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Let’s Talk About Thrush! Symptoms and Treatments

What is thrush? Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth, caused by candida fungus. Stress and certain birth controls can also be a contributing factor. Symptoms: Symptoms include creamy white, slightly raised lesions in the mouth. It can also infect the skin around nipples, which would be sore, red, itchy, dry, and possibly have shooting pains. Treatments: If thrush is suspected, …

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History of Placenta Encapsulation and Process

Placenta encapsulation has been around for thousands of years in oriental cultures. Recently it has become more popular with the mainstream birthing community. Placenta encapsulation is process of dehydrating, grinding, and then encapsulating the placenta. Those capsules are then consumed by the mother. They have many benefits that help in the immediate postpartum period and later during the menopausal period. …

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Acupuncture During Pregnancy

Acupuncture is quite beneficial to those experiencing uncomfortable and painful symptoms during pregnancy.  I am personal friends with several acupuncturists and see one myself on a regular basis. So, when I asked them how they can benefit Sun State Doulas’ families, they were excited to share. There is a lot of science behind acupuncture and all of the acupuncturists on …

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Benefits and Risks of Cesarean Birth

A few of the common reasons for a cesarean birth include failure to progress, bag of water broken for more than 24 hours, a breach baby, placenta previa, or low fetal heart rate. Some other reasons include: Certain medical conditions, infections, baby’s health, the birthing individual’s health, a large baby, breech position, multiples, placenta problems, previous cesareans, or other complications. Risks …

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Labor induction and cervical change

What can be used for labor induction? Three primary labor induction methods are usage of Pitocin, Cervidil, or by artificial rupture of the membranes. Benefits and risks of Pitocin: Possible risks of Pitocin include fetal heart abnormalities, low APGAR scores, neonatal jaundice, neonatal retinal hemorrhage, permanent central nervous system or brain damage, or fetal death. For these reasons it is imperative that usage …