Giving life to the next generations of humanity, who grow up nestled under our hearts, is a dear subject to me. While I grew up in a family with all females giving births in hospitals, having done my homework and followed my heart I had chosen home birth, and even more… water birth! . Last year, after giving birth to Sprout, I blogged about WHY I CHOSE HOME WATER BIRTH in detail. Shortly after delivering Sprout I had many questions (as well as some unhappy comments ) coming from Vegalicious readers, answers to which I did not have. Fortunately, I know someone (a nurse) who works in the maternity ward and has seen about everything there is to see about the BUSINESS OF BEING BORN IN AMERICA. I asked this wonderful person to tell Vegalicious readers more about what the rest of us might now ever find out otherwise. So, grab a chair, a cup of tea, and get ready to become a fly on the wall of an American Maternity Ward!
(Since the person I am interviewing would like to keep his job, I will keep the real name out of this article. We will call this person Nurse X .)
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Those who were able to make it to the live webinar on Practical Steps to A Healthy Vegan Pregnancy & Raising Vegan Kids and I had a lot of fun last week. Those of you who could not make it but really want to hear what we talked about now can! All you have to do is follow this link: Practical Steps to A Healthy Vegan Pregnancy Webinar, log in and enjoy the recording.
At the end of the live webinar the audience was offered to take an advantage of a very special Vegalicious deal. If you get to the end and are interested, I have decided to extend the offer through midnight (EST) on Sunday, 11/11/12. Make sure to click through the link (here or) on the last couple of slides, or, having finished the recording, you will be automatically taken there.
I hope you will enjoy the recording as much as I did putting it together. And I certainly hope it will help you make solid healthful decisions on your current/future pregnancies and raising your kiddos.
You, Mamas, probably have heard it all, and now, so have I. While expecting and even after the delivery, I got tired of some silly, and even stupid myths women try to force on other women. So, I thought it is time to burst some ugly myth bubbles.
Myth #1: Belly’s position to predict gender
If your belly is high you will have a girl, if you carry low you will have a boy. Or, if your sides widen you have a boy, and if you are more petite during the pregnancy, you have a girl.
I am still laughing, because I carried neither high or low, neither narrow or wide. Sprout moved where she wanted, when she wanted and how she wanted. She never “dropped” before birth (i.e. her body never shifted all the way down). The day I went into labor, I taught two fitness classes, made a 5 course meal, had guests over, while she stayed in the same general area as she did before. I simply looked pregnant, that’s it!