October 2018 Newsletter: Conception to Postpartum Favorites

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A Note From the Midwife:

Conception to postpartum—it's no small task navigating such a phase in our lives. We often hear women talk about how daunting and overwhelming it is to start researching all the things they need to know, do, and find out about when preparing to have a baby. Living in the information age as we do, ironically, only makes this overwhelming feeling worse. We get it. We've been there. This month's newsletter is aimed at laying down a few stepping stones for you along that path, in the form of some of our favorite providers, resources, and local groups who are particularly wonderful in supporting families through the many phases of the childbearing year. These are just a starter list, so be quick to reach out if there's more that we can do to help you find the best matches for you in your care at such a critical and important time in your life. We're here for you!
Always,
Eve

Our top 10 products to recommend:

Earth Mama Perineal Balm
Earth Mama Nipple Butter
Dr. Christopher's Lower Bowel Formula (for hemorrhoids)
Dr. Christopher's Birth Prep Six Week Formula
Crescent Womb Baby Hammock
Boppy Pillow or My Brest Friend Pillow
Bamboobies Breast Pads
New Chapter Prenatal Vitamins
The Happiest Baby on the Block DVD
Frida Baby- NoseFrida

Our top 10 providers to refer to:

Amy-Rose White
Bea Hammond
Susan McLaughlin
Dr. Erik VanSlooten
Salt Lake Prenatal Massage
Utah Doula Association
Lactation Link
Kristi VanOrman 
Sunnyside Pediatrics
The Healing Group





 The exceptional participants in our 'Conception to Postpartum" Seminar on October 6th, 10-12pm.  Come & have your questions answered by these experts in fields like, pregnancy, birth, placenta encapsulation & tincture, childbirth education, chiropractic health, pediatrics, fitness, nutrition & postpartum support.  This is a rare opportunity to see so many local providers at once, for FREE & absolutely not to be missed!!  Saturday, October 6th, 10-12pm

The exceptional participants in our 'Conception to Postpartum" Seminar on October 6th, 10-12pm.

Come & have your questions answered by these experts in fields like, pregnancy, birth, placenta encapsulation & tincture, childbirth education, chiropractic health, pediatrics, fitness, nutrition & postpartum support.

This is a rare opportunity to see so many local providers at once, for FREE & absolutely not to be missed!!

Saturday, October 6th, 10-12pm

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Join us for a wonderful new group with our very own Jennifer Sorensen Whitaker as facilitator. 

Anyone in their first 12 months of postpartum is welcome to come, tell their stories & build community with others in the group. 

We are looking forward to seeing you! 

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Top Fertility Tracking Apps

Clue Period Tracker
Kindara Fertility App
Ovia Fertility & Cycle Tracker
Natural Cycles

Best Breastfeeding Resources

La Leche League 
Kellymom 
Lactmed Database
Office on Women's Health
World Alliance for BreastfeedingAction

Best Breast Pumps

Medela Pump In Style
Spectra Baby USA S2
Spectra Baby S1
Philips AVENT 
Bellema Mango Portable

Top Pregnancy Apps

The BUMP Countdown
Sprout Pregnancy
Matriarc Postpartum App
What to Expect Tracker
WebMD Pregnancy


Best Baby Products 

Safety Products
Baby Diapering 
Healthy Baby 
Maternity Basics
Best Nursery Supplies

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Our nutrition contributor Anne Dorsey writes in her blog on 
"6 Secrets To Relieve PMS & Balance Your Hormones"

Imagine feeling like you're temporarily somebody else, trapped in the body of a stranger who is angrier, more irrational and sadder than you are. This emotional stranger hijacks your body once a month and consumes your identity. Sometimes this new secondary identity weeps uncontrollably, or even lashes out at loved ones. And to make matters worse, your stomach is bloated, your breasts might be sore and you've got mad cravings! 
Sadly, this hypothetical scenario isn't so “make-believe” for thousands of women around the world. It describes PMS; a real and often debilitating condition that affects up to 75% of Western women.

So what can we do about it? Do we need to be victim to this monthly cycle, or can we break free?

In this blog post, I'll be sharing new discoveries and key insights for managing PMS naturally.
But first, let me explain...
Read the FULL ARTICLE

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Join this local group to meet other new parents, share stories, get fresh air & exercise but most importantly build your community!


Check next month's newsletter for updates on where the Sunshine Crew will be help during the winter months! 
 



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The Birth Center would like to thank Dr. Taylor Krick for all of his wonderful work in our community! 
We wish you & your family all the best in your move & future endeavors!

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Thank you all for reading this newsletter! 
Please feel free to email me directly with your ideas for future topics, articles & seminar presenters to
danka@utahbirthcenter.com
We love all of you!