Category: For Baby

Welcome to AVBRN, Jodi!

Jodi Rosen is a very welcome addition to AVBRN.  She leads two free breastfeeding support groups in the Antelope Valley and is currently the program manger for all things breastfeeding at AVPH.  Visit her AVBRN profile page and read about all that Jodi has to offer.       While she was pregnant with her third child, Jodi decided to leave hospital nursing and seek new challenges.  She attended the UCLA extensions Certified Lactation Educator program and received her CLE.  She worked with a Pediatricians office educating and counseling moms on breastfeeding.  In 2010, she went back to working...

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Welcome Rachel and Kelly

AVBRN’s Newest Members The Antelope Valley Birth Resource Network continues to grow with two new members!  Please help me welcome Kelly Wilson and Rachel Jones. Rachel Jones, AAHCC Rachel is a childbirth educator affiliated with The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth™. She has been teaching couples the Bradley™ way to have a healthy pregnancy and birth since 2013. She has safely birthed four healthy babies into the waiting hands of her loving and supportive husband/coach. She did so in water births at home under the watchful care of her midwives. She has been breastfeeding her babies since 2010 at...

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Introduction to Cloth Diapering

Introduction to Cloth Diapering I’m a cloth diapering mom of three. Yep, three in diapers! My 3 year old toddler (who is finally getting the hang of potty training), and 7 month old twins. I don’t pretend to be an expert when it comes to cloth, but I’ve got a few years’ worth of experience under my belt and am happy to share my knowledge with other families. Cloth diapering can be intimidating at first, and seem super overwhelming. So, I’ll share a few simple tips here and if you want to learn more, join me at the Introduction...

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Out of Hospital Birth

“And then when it comes to how a mother feels and acts in an out-of-hospital birth, the difference is often striking. My clients have told me that when allowed to move about in a calm and peaceful environment, often their homes, they are able to relax and enjoy her labor in a way that many women in a hospital setting find difficult. These images illustrate the incredible beauty and joy that is so often seen in an out-of-hospital birth.”...

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Breastfeeding Its Best for Mother and Baby

Many people don’t realize what Lamaze is all about.  They think it’s the same old breathing methods their mothers and grandmothers were taught decades ago.  But if you take a few minutes to read about todays Lamaze and the six healthy birth practices, you’ll find it’s all about taking your time and letting nature run its course.  That’s right; this ain’t your ma’s Lamaze! In particular, Lamaze healthy birth practice six teaches that keeping mother and baby together is best.  It’s best for mother, baby and for breastfeeding.  In this article on Lamaze.org, Judith Lothian discusses how much you should eat and drink while breastfeeding, some good positions to hold your baby, and most importantly, how to take cues from your baby to help you both have a wonderful experience. If you’re considering breastfeeding after baby is born, give this article a look, then search for a Lamaze class near you.  And if you’re in the Antelope Valley, visit Catherine Cook.  She’s a board certified lactation consultant at the AV Birth...

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