We eat some quinoa and some corn, but my DS1 is also intolerant to rice and oats. He seems to form new intolerance to anything he has a lot of, so we're trying to limit/rotate the grains he can have (quinoa and corn).
Good point about the nursing. The baby is already intolerant to soy, don't need to add gluten to the mix!
With the testing, it wouldn't change much about what we do right now, but could in the future. Plus sometimes we are out at a function and it would be nice to know if a bit of gluten here and there was ok or if it would be severely damaging to my intestines. Plus the tax write off would be nice since we spend SO MUCH on groceries being grain-free.
Our household has been mostly gluten-free for about 6 months and I personally haven't had any gluten in about 3-4 months. My 2 y/o is allergic to gluten. We're also soy free as DS1 tested allergic to soy, DS2 is allergic to soy through my breastmilk and we're pretty certain DH and I have soy issues also. My son that can't tolerate gluten also doesn't tolerate oats or rice.
I've been having trouble keeping my weight up without the gluten-y carbs (even though I've been...
I used one for my last birth - also bought a UK model (called the Obi TENS). It was fantastic! I put it on and started using it as soon as I thought I might be in labor ( to help build endorphins). I just kept using it though my labor along with my hypnobabies hypnosis. I was still using it (and it was great) when I started feeling pushy. As soon as the pool finished filling I took it off and got right in the pool. I def. noticed a difference in how labor felt after...
I don't. I agree with you on scrubs making a doula look more medical.
I wear a long sleeve t-shirt under a t-shirt with my name/logo on it. Then I wear cargo pants. I wouldn't be opposed to wearing black scrub pants that didn't look very much like scrubs for comfort/cleanability reasons.
I also heard about this on the doula list and it is terrible.
Is Mt. Auburn's AquaDoula tub still around? I know the midwives have done water births in them.
If not, maybe speak with someone about bringing your own portable/inflatable tub? They can be had rather inexpensively.
Firstly, I think that is a very unprofessional response by the midwife and I would probably personally look for someone else just based on lack of professionalism.
Secondly, I don't think herbs could be 'evidence based' based on research/studies because they really haven't been studied in that sense (not enough money to be made with herbs vs. drugs).
I do think that there is enough traditional knowledge and experience of herbs for them to be used safely as an...
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The placenta can be kept in the freezer for consumption for about 6 months safely. Freezing may deplete some of the B vitamins though.
If you or a friend/family member can start it ASAP (within a day or two) that is probably the best time frame as far as benefits.
Oh, and to add, we did freeze my placenta and I still felt plenty of benefits. I started smoothies at 1day pp and did those for 2 weeks then took the capsules starting the 3rd week.
If you don't feel...