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  • #31
    Love the sleeping bags!

    You might hold off on buying the co-sleeper until you have the baby to see if you really need it. Babies don't take up a lot of room sleeping with you. I see so many people spending a fortune on things that they use only minimally after baby comes.

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    • #32
      Great post!! Looking to get pregnant and literally just bought the blueprint on Friday, so, only 1/8 of the way through the book. Learning as I go and was concerned how the diet would be once I (knock on wood) get pregnant. Ironically I have a baby site http://intheknowmom.net where we post eco-friendly and only great kids items. I know that Arm's Reach Co-Sleepers are wonderful and travel! So the baby is out of harms way while you sleep and you can break down the sleeper when you travel or even if your room is a little space crunched. They double as a pack n play too! This way you can save your money and buy this pack-n-play. Use it as a co-sleeper when they're little and then as a travel bed or pack n play later as well. Always nice to find multi-tasker items!

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      • #33
        Don't be fooled into thinking that bedsharing is safe. In a primal environment (environment of evolutionary adaptation) it was - because it was safer to have baby quiet and attached to moms breast at night for obvious reasons. In a modern environment, predators are no longer a concern and we have these tricky little things called beds. And pillows. And blankets
        Here is information on safe co-sleeping and safe crib-sleeping. Both are options if done safely. http://www.askdrsears.com/html/7/T070600.asp

        Information on how co-sleeping isn't causing SIDS http://www.askdrsears.com/html/10/t102200.asp
        My homeschooling mom, doula blog: http://naturalparentingsupport.blogspot.com

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        • #34
          Re co-sleeping. I have no financial interest in this company, this just landed in my inbox today.

          Settling the Co-Sleeping Controversy

          Another good resource

          Platypus Media

          Judy

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          • #35
            I got a mail from Amazon today with a recommendation for this book. Some of the other suggested books on this page were evolutionary or paleo-related. I wanted to post a link here for future reference before I deleted the mail:

            Ancient Bodies, Modern Lives: How Evolution Has Shaped Women's Health

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            • #36
              Two resources that I wouldn't want to be without:

              Janet Lansbury's blog: http://www.janetlansbury.com/2010/02...ured-on-video/

              Elimination Communication (though I think some of the crazies are a bit over the top):
              http://www.diaperfreebaby.org/
              quette's journal

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              • #37
                An article on nursing:

                http://www.llli.org/NB/NBJulAug05p142.html

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                • #38
                  Thankyou for bumping/making this thread! I found out im pregnant this week, and ive been trying to do a forum search for pregnancy related articles. This helps tremendously.

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                  • #39
                    Here are a couple of MDC threads that might be of interest to TTC and pregnant mamas!

                    A thread on superfoods/supplementing various nutrients using food, with an emphasis on preconception and prenatal nutrition (full disclosure, it's a thread I started )
                    http://mothering.com/discussions/sho....php?t=1241375

                    101 most nourishing foods while ttc/pregnant/nursing
                    http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1213675

                    Just skip over any non-primal recs
                    My Before/After Pics
                    Are you new here? Be sure to check these links FIRST, before reading anything on the forum! Succeed & PB 101

                    "I am a work in progress." -Ani DiFranco

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                    • #40
                      I dont know if its 100% primal or not but many many many people have recommended this book to me. Some of you may have heard of it. I just ordered it online, i cant wait til it arrives:

                      Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

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                      • #41
                        I'm actually the opposite of you - I find Janet Lansbury a little over the top (though, in theory, she sort of has the right idea in SOME circumstances), and I find Elimination Communication kind of amusing. We practice EC ourselves but we're not wackadoo about it, we also use cloth AND disposable diapers. Every family just does what fits them best.

                        Originally posted by groquette View Post
                        Two resources that I wouldn't want to be without:

                        Janet Lansbury's blog: http://www.janetlansbury.com/2010/02...ured-on-video/

                        Elimination Communication (though I think some of the crazies are a bit over the top):
                        http://www.diaperfreebaby.org/

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                        • #42
                          It was my intro to the idea of natural birth, and the idea of homebirth. Its full of wonderful birth stories. Enjoy!
                          My Before/After Pics
                          Are you new here? Be sure to check these links FIRST, before reading anything on the forum! Succeed & PB 101

                          "I am a work in progress." -Ani DiFranco

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                          • #43
                            I found this interactive birth-plan template online yesterday. I created one using it but I think I'll run it by my Bradley instructor before talking to my midwife.

                            http://www.childbirth.org/interactive/ibirthplan.html

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by maba View Post
                              I found this interactive birth-plan template online yesterday. I created one using it but I think I'll run it by my Bradley instructor before talking to my midwife.

                              http://www.childbirth.org/interactive/ibirthplan.html
                              Thankyou so much! I love this, I already made mine up and printed it out.

                              BTW I am halfway through reading Ina May's Book. It is wonderful, and full of so many facts I didnt know, and I consider myself fairly educated about biology and the human body. Really very very reassuring book, delves into great detail about how everything works and why. I love the fact that she explains things in a real context and shuts down movies, television shows that negatively portray childbirth to be an overwhelmingly painful and horribly unnatural process that no woman should ever endure without some kind of complete pain suppression.
                              highly highly recommended!!

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                              • #45
                                Hey MaBa, great idea! We aren't expecting yet, but hope to start trying in less than a year. I'm reading all I can now to prepare, and to distract myself from wanting a baby NOW lol.

                                The Business of Being Born is absolutely amazing!!! I highly recommend it. Question, did you buy it or find it free somewhere? I watched in on Rogers On Demand but now it isn't up and I want to show friends. Thanks

                                Originally posted by maba View Post
                                I thought I'll start this thread for all the moms-to-be to share pregnancy-related info. If you have books, movies, websites, forums, concepts you recommend, please share them here.


                                Books:

                                * Real Food for Mother and Baby by Nina Planck - quick read, very primal advice if you omit the grains


                                * The Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff (yet to read)


                                Movies:


                                * Business of Being Born (yet to watch)


                                Forum:


                                Mothering.com


                                Sites:


                                http://www.westonaprice.org/Women-s-Health/

                                http://www.westonaprice.org/Children-s-Health/

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