Tag: breastfeeding

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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Can we talk about periods?

“My favorite thing to talk about, are the things you’re NOT supposed to talk about” – Miki Agrawal She had me right there.  I am SO the same way! That being said, can we talk about periods for a minute? You see I have two girls, one in 5th grade and one in 7th.  Guess what they and their friends are talking about these days, PERIODS.  And guess who they talk to? The lady with the uterus. Mind you, my girls are completely embarrassed by the fact that their mother talks about periods, placenta and uteri so casually (especially...

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What to Reject When You’re Expecting

Infants in this country are more than twice as likely to die before their first birthday as those in Japan and Finland. And America now ranks behind 59 other countries in preventing mothers from dying during childbirth and is one of only eight countries in the world, along with Afghanistan and El Salvador, whose maternal mortality rate is rising. There are plenty of articles to read about what to do to improve your chances at a positive birth experience. These are 10 procedures a low risk woman should AVOID to have a positive birth experience. Want to know why?...

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Skin to Skin in the OR

Immediately after babies are born, they are stressed out by the experience, and their bodies are coursing with stress hormones — which make them more sensitive to odor and more able to root out Mom’s nipple and latch on. But after waiting too long, she says, “those stress hormones drop.”

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