My journey as a mother, childbirth educator, future doula, and future breastfeeding consultant in Fontana, CA. Come learn the ins and outs about natural, unmedicated births.
|Posted by Stacy on February 8, 2012 at 2:45 AM||comments (60)|
Becoming a mother was my dream. I wanted to share a connection with my child that I felt wasn't there in my own childhood. I thought that having a child would make me understand motherhood more and that I was going to be the best mother ever because this child would be mine. I swore I would never leave or harm my child and that I would love th...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Stacy on April 26, 2011 at 4:55 PM||comments (1)|
|Posted by Stacy on February 9, 2011 at 12:20 PM||comments (1)|
Having a baby can be a scary event. But, does it really have to be? Does the mother have to feel alone and afraid and on guard that her birth will not go as planned?
Labor support is such a great need in our world today. I wish in a way we could go back in time in how we view childbirth and children present at birth. Think about it...if you were a girl in the 1800's chances are you viewed some child being born and nursed at her mother's breast. ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Stacy on February 8, 2011 at 2:05 PM||comments (2)|
I been away awhile musing in my head what to write lately. I have a ton of topics coming this month and cannot wait to share them all with you!
First, while I know this is Book Talk Tuesday, but I have a changed for today. I want to tell you where Avocado Baby came from because so many people have been asking me were did you get that name? So here it goes...don't laugh
Long ago, in a land called Illinois, a girl of superior beaut...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Stacy on January 12, 2011 at 2:20 AM||comments (4)|
When I began my parenting journey, I didn't know exactly what that would bring. Yes, I knew that I would have sleepless nights and messy diapers. What I mean is I didn't realize the full responsibilities of being a parent. Once my daughter was born, I was now thrust into a world I didn't have a nearly enough information about. I felt lost and alone at times. There suddenly became so ma...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Stacy on January 3, 2011 at 3:05 AM||comments (1)|
Breastfeeding, as we all have heard and read, is the best for your baby. I don't want to make this post about another "breast is best" lecture. I want to debunk a myth. You have to avoid gassy foods, so baby isn't gassy. I'm referencing an article I recently discovered on medicinenet.com.
On the fourth page of the article under the heading "Should certain foods be avoided when breastfedding?", I thought I would find some useful information. ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Stacy on January 2, 2011 at 1:55 PM||comments (1)|
Need a great childbirth class and you live in the Inland Empire? I'm forming my class for February 7, 2011 and can't wait to have you join! Email me for me details.
Classes are small with plenty of individual attention. Videos, music, and healthy snacks often accompany my classes which focus on overall education and relaxation. Classes will be 10 weeks meeting on either Monday or Tuesday evening. Classes begin at 6:30 and are approximately 2 1/2 hours. For 1...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Stacy on December 31, 2010 at 12:25 AM||comments (1)|
So, I know this isn't about birth, but I really have to talk about our greatest success lately with Math. My daughter has had a difficult time getting certain concepts in math; while my middle child is fairly gifted in the math realm. I have always been on the search for a math program that would appeal to the both of them.
Bubber, my middle child, doing Montessori Math~~The Sna...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Stacy on December 29, 2010 at 11:40 PM||comments (0)|
When I am teaching class, I have moments when I want to talk to my mom's labor support person. I think it is important that he feels included in the birth and that he is an integral part of the birth. We, as Childbirth Educators, must help our mothers feel comfortable to express to their support person the kind of help she will need during labor. My idea to help is to create a message to the birth partner. The birth partner is the mother's main support person during pregnancy...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Stacy on December 28, 2010 at 8:00 AM||comments (3)|
I am always on the search for a good book to help me with my three rambunctious children. They each have their own personalities and abilities. Each day, week, month, and year I watch my children develop their own personalities even stronger. I think I have it all figured out, and then something happens to change it which is why I'm always looking for the perfect go to book.
A few weeks ago, we...Read Full Post »