Thursday, July 25, 2013

Amazing Pictures of the Amniotic Sac

This shows the maternal side and the fetal side as well as the sac the baby was in. You can see how the umbilical cord came out from the fetal side.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013

Mother Delivers Own Baby

This mother is delivering her own baby who was carried via a gestational surrogate. Look at the sheer joy on her face. So touching!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Human Placenta

This is my placenta from my recent birth. I can't help but be proud of it!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Milk Donation

Did you know that you can donate your breastmilk? There are many babies in need and while you can donate to premature or sick babies through milk banks, there is the option of informal milk donating as well. "What is this?" you may ask. There are babies in need of milk that may be perfectly healthy, but for certain reasons, their mothers are not producing enough milk. It may be because a number of factors such a previous surgery or congenital issues. It's not that these mothers searching for milk for their babies don't try hard, they try harder than most probably. These mothers still want to give their best to their babies and often times, the babies do not tolerate formula well.

Many mothers have extra in their supply to where they could make an extra effort to pump a little to help out a baby in need or other mothers must pump for a variety of reasons and have a huge stash in their freezers. There are plenty of resources to donate this milk.

Check out: This has multiple states, choose your state.

Eats on Feets Facebook page You can also choose your region to join.

Human Milk for Human Babies Find your local chapter

I like these options because you often get to meet the mama and baby your milk is going to and you get to know exactly how your milk has helped each baby. It's a special relationship and I've actually made some very close lasting friendships this way.

So if you have some extra time to pump or extra milk to donate, then consider these organizations. And if you want a recommendation, I do know some babies in need at the present time. Please feel free to contact me also if you'd like to donate.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Breastfeeding Pictures in the Victorian Era Show Women Did Breastfeed

This is a great and fascinating article showing pictures taking of women breastfeeding their babies during the Victorian era. This is surprising from an era that wasn't supportive of breastfeeding.

Read the article here:

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Monday, July 8, 2013

Could a Woman Really Not Know She Was Pregnant?

This story has recently been circulating of a woman who thought the pain she was in was a pulled muscle from the ten miles she had run. Little did she know, it was actually childbirth. Her husband had had a vasectomy and she claims she didn't know she was pregnant. It was her third pregnancy.

Do you believe her story?

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

New Hormone Discovered that Prevents Pre-eclampsia

Scientists have discovered a new hormone emitted by the fetus into the placenta called adrenomedullin that they believe is crucial in the prevention of a woman getting pre-eclampsia during pregnancy. Adrenomedullin is responsible for assisting a woman's blood vessels to dilate, accommodating for the extra blood flow. Scientists are hoping adrenomedullin can lead to discoveries about which women may be predisposed to pre-eclampsia.

Read more about it:

It should also be noted that pre-eclampsia is believed to have many causes and factors, one of those being nutrition. It's important to have sufficient nutrition during pregnancy, and this can also help prevent pre-eclampsia.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Website Down

I am experiencing some technical issues with my website and it is not looking like it should. I've got my husband on the case and hopefully we'll get it squared away soon once we figure out what is happening.

Thank you for your patience!