In responding to Covid-19 by offering VirtualAppointments, we'll be spacing visits, asking only the pregnant person to come in, and changing appointments as nessecary. Click ANYWHERE on this message to get to the appointments page. We will be loaning equipment as it's available. You can help by purchasing the simpler items posted on Amazon below.
Women's Moods: Get a new one for $16.00 on Amazon, or a used copy for pennies. This go-to book about the changes we face with reproductive events throughout our lives is priceless.
Natural Vitality's CALM plus calcium. A balanced calcium/magnesium supplement for ALL your muscle cramps. Replenishes your muscles for less of those "growing pains" in early pregnancy, leg cramps at night, and fatigue during labor. This pleasant tasting, fizzy drink is something you'll want to have on hand all the time.
The best maternity support. Choose white, nude, or black in S-XXXL based on your before-baby size.
For your postpartum comfort, try THIS WRAP.
Other necessities of the postpartum period:
Dermoplast Pain Relieving Spray (only this one of the Dermoplast line is suitable, as is
Earth Mama Angel Baby Perineal Spray (consult with your midwife if you have any stitches).
If you've ever tried taking iron, you know how difficult it is to avoid the minerals in your vitamins and diet that bind to iron and make render it useless (but not before it upsets your stomach).
Enter extended release, once daily products like SlowFe, FE Cap, Feosol Bifera, & Ferrosequels. They slowly release elemental iron over a 24 hour period, so you don't have to worry about when and what you eat. For those whose tummies need it, FE Cap & Ferrosequels contain a stool softener.
Follow this link to see Medela's Breast Shells. For use with the advice of your midwife if dealing with flatter nipples before birth, or a more painful start to your breastfeeding experience. If you need nipple SHEILDS for nursing, click here.
Fast becoming a classic:The Nursing Mother's Guide To Making More Milk
A true classic: Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding
For those struggling: Tongue Tied
Situational Midwifery...for those days when life throws you a curve by kay jackson
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