Unique Footprints Birth Stories: Miriam, age 30 Callista’s Birth Story (Home Birth, vaginal delivery) “I trusted my body so much that I remember just closing my eyes during contractions and feeling my body and baby form together. Birth is like a dance that only a mother and her baby know the steps to.” -Miriam The last few days, leading up until now, had been very rough. We had just checked into our Airbnb in Texas
Here is a list of essential items to have available during your labor and postpartum recovery. “I am prepared for the birth that my body and baby need.” -Author Unknown 1.    Your birth plan – bring your pre-filled out Unique Footprints birth plan with you 2.    Your insurance card + drivers license 3.    Comfortable clothes with robe, nursing bra and underwear (the hospital with have mesh panties and a hospital gown) – a Unique Footprints
Support a Teacher: Meet Neeti Motherhood is hard. It is such a balancing act of so many things. This is one of our team members, Neeti. She understands wholeheartedly the stress, joys and angst of new motherhood. She is also an elementary school counselor and mental health professional. As Neeti returns to work this fall, her job will look a little different this year. While balancing that home and work life, she will be counseling
Formula Milk in No Way Compares to Human Milk “Something as simple as breastfeeding could save almost a million children a year.” -Jenny Morrow (Research found from the World Health Organization) Feeding Preferences Considered Newborn feeding options include breastmilk, donor milk or formula. You might hear that breast is best and know some benefits, but did you know that there are significantly detrimental effects that can occur from not breastfeeding? You’ll learn what’s in breastmilk vs.
MTHFR: What is this jumble of letters and what does it have to do with pregnancy?       The basics At first glance MTHFR may look like an abbreviation for an expletive, but in reality it is an acronym for an enzyme called methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase.  This enzyme converts folic acid into a form that the body can use (5-methyltetrahydrofolate) to carry out a number of important bodily processes such as building and repairing DNA and building
Gestational Diabetes – what you need to know! So, you are over half way through your pregnancy, almost to the 3rd trimester really, when you doctor schedules your glucose tolerance test.  You’ve been warned…”the drink taste terrible” “you won’t get to eat anything”.  The comments go on!  Well we are here to walk you through the test and what happens if you get a positive results (it will be ok!).   Back up: what is

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