Sunday, June 1, 2014

Postpartum Plan....do you have one?

We tend to get all caught up in our birth plan and forget that we really need a postpartum plan too.   A little guide for us to follow during one of the most wonderful, emotional, crazy time in our lives.    It's wonderful having a baby but it's also tiring, stressful and an emotional roller coaster.      We can reduce the effects of what having a baby does on our body and mind by taking care of ourselves.  It's just as important as caring for baby. 

Here is a sample of my postpartum plan.   You may think, "WHAT?!?!?! I can't stay in bed that long", but it really is very important for you and your baby to just be together in bed.


POSTPARTUM PLAN

DAY 1-5
Stay in bed.  Only get up to use the bathroom and shower.

DAY 6-9
Get up for 20 mins.  Stay in bed for 40 mins.

DAY 10-14
Get up for 30 mins. Stay in bed for 30 mins.
 

DAILY FROM BIRTH ON:

~Have a support person or more in place.   

~Take placenta pills as directed

~Take my vitamins and supplements

~Guided meditation 

~Wash face, brush teeth, shower

~Take at least 20 minutes a day for me to do something I enjoy

~Bed by 10


SIX WEEKS POSTPARTUM ON:
Same as above plus:
Daily cardio (walk, eliptical, zumba, etc)
Yoga  3 times a week


Do you have something you enjoy to do in your 4th trimester?


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Milky Way Film Fundraiser

The Milky Way

Presented by La Leche League of Montgomery Count East, PA and The Breastfeeding Resource Center

Saturday, May 10 12:00PM - 1:33PM

at Regal Warrington Crossing Stadium 22 & IMAX
140 Easton Rd, Warrington, PA, 18976
$11.00 General 

More info and tickets can be purchased here.  http://www.tugg.com/events/8815

This event benefits LLL of Montgomery County East, PA and The Breastfeeding Resource Center

Monday, March 10, 2014

Offering a new option for placenta encapsulation services in Sout East Pennsylvania and New Jersey



I have offered the following service to a few clients already and they seem to really like this cost effective option.    Since there was such a great response I decided to open it up to everyone.

It will be called "Basic Services"

With Basic Services you get everything you would get with our standard services except for the transportation of the placenta and encapsulation.    

The cost is $125

The way it works is the client brings the placenta to my home, preferably within 48 hours of birth.   Then it can be picked back up from my home at a time we discuss.  Usually within 48 hours from the time you drop it off.    

If you have any questions please email me at greenlivinmama@gmail.com 

For a full list of our services visit http://www.placentaencapsulationservices.com/2013/01/locations-served-and-pricing.html

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Bucks County, Philadelphia and Montgomery County......

I often get asked what areas I serve the most for placenta encapsulation and which hospitals.  

To date most of my clients are in Bucks County, Philadelphia, and Montgomery County.   In that order.

Most of my clients have hospital births.     I have not had any issues with any of the area hospitals with them releasing placentas.    

The hospitals with the most clients are Abington Hospital, Einstein and Pennsylvania Hospital in that order.   Although I'm pretty sure I have had at least one client in each of the area hospitals.


Another related question I get is how to make sure you get your placenta and how to keep it while at the hospital.      I tell my clients to speak with their provider ahead of time to give them a heads up.   You don't need to tell them you plan on encapsulating if you are not comfortable with that but just let them know you want to bring it home.    Then at the hospital it's a good idea to let the nurse in charge know your plans. If you have a birth plan add it to that also.

Some hospitals provide a container to package your placenta in but just in case they don't I tell my clients to bring a 1 gallon zip lock bag or a 7 cup disposable container with a lid.    You will also want to bring a cooler and fill it at the hospital with ice.     

This picture gives you a good idea on container size.   


If you plan on encapsulating your own placenta you would want to follow these guidelines also.  


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Love.....

You have all heard it before but I'm saying it again.   I love my job!   Here's another reason why, I get to create memories that will last a life time for parents.    

The E got a little mangled in the drying process but you can still tell what it says and it's still lovely.

It takes a very long skinny cord to be able to write words and when I saw this one I knew exactly what I was going to do.