Well, we just got our latest bundle of joy!
Little Isabel came a couple of weeks early, but is happy and healthy.
We had a little problem with her bilirubin count, maybe because she was young… then maybe not.
So all this makes me think we need to address some issues about having a baby! I didn't think to tell the mom-to-be what she could do about that biliRubin count BEFORE she had the baby. Her first baby wasn't affected…. Hmm… 'cobbler's kids have no shoes' type syndrome.
Dr. Christopher preached 'good health' of the parents was a prerequisite for a healthy child. I grew up on a dairy farm. My dad always took care to feed his livestock well so they would produce good quality milk and calves. People are no different in that respect. A diet of fast food and prepackaged food is not going reap the benefits of a healthy next generation.
So proper nutrition is vital.
We have mother's who get violently ill when pregnant. There are tons of good remedies out there. One of my favs is the addition of
B6 into the diet.
For many, this is a magic bullet to take care of the morning sickness.
And NOW we have TEC and BC, to release negative energies which could be causing the morning sickness. This has worked in numerous cases.
Mom's-to-be need a very good supplement program.
Fish oil is vital if you want a brilliant child.
Calcium/magnesium is vital if you want to avoid the leg cramps and provide the building blocks for good jaw and bone structure in the developing child. My old family dentist told me there was an 'old wives tale' that goes, "A tooth for every baby." It is true, to some extent, the developing body of the child requires minerals and the mother's body will just supply it for the child risking its own supply. Hence we can have a very weak mother when the child is born.
A good multi vitamin is also necessary, Standard Process has a good one, and you need more than 2 a day.
Minerals should be considered if your multi isn't supplying them.
One great way to get some minerals and vitamins into the diet and also help the whole uterine area is to drink
RED RASPBERRY LEAF TEA, one cup a day. It is an excellent tonic for the mom.
One good, easy, and tasty way to increase the nutrition would be a fruit/ vegi smoothie.
And for sure I would consider adding the TANGY TANGERINE mineral and vitamin supplement into this smoothie. This is one tasty way to get the vitamins and minerals you need. Check the products section for this. The EFA's, essential fatty acids, are excellent also!
We also were told, years ago, that after the meal, the mother should lie down on her right side for 1/2 hour. Or at least after lunch. Oh… I know… we just couldn't take time out for that! But maybe we should start…..
Exercise is great!
You just can't beat the old fashioned "Walk." I worked with a little gal from Australia. She popped out 8-9lb babies with out a problem. She attributed it to walking. They had only one car at the time so she just walked if she needed something. My Dad always told me to get out and walk and swing my arms. And I have become a big proponent of walking.
Sometimes there is a problem with constipation. Uggghh….
There are several things you might try.
Stewed prunes first thing in the am. They are loaded with nutrients and will do a nice job… usually. Just 5-10… and drink the water you heated them in.
Try some fresh apples before bed.
Some times a little olive oil, 2Tb. before bed, also helps. I didn't say it would be delicious! Just mix with a little OJ and shoot it to the back of the throat.
But better yet than olive oil would be coconut oil! You can just eat it off the spoon and it tastes pretty darn good. It sometimes helps. Be sure you are drinking plenty of water! Oh, I didn't put that in here!
Check with your health care provider for more suggestions.
HYDRATION!!! Sometimes that swelling is your tissues crying for more water. They need to be flushed. And those Braxton-Hicks contractions are often caused by not enough water. DRINK! WATER!
Oh… WOW! Here is an unusual remedy.
Try drinking buttermilk before bed. Don't wash it down with anything. It does a nice job. This was discovered by accident and has worked very well for many moms. It does help one sleep also… that is how we discovered it works well for indigestion!
And what about that Bilirubin count.
This is where the liver is not processing the extra cells as quickly as needed. The mother's liver has been doing the work for both the mother and child before birth. Well, if the mother's liver is sluggish, there is going to be more for the infants' liver to do. During the last trimester, you can drink some lemon juice in water to rejuvinate that liver. I had several jaundiced babies, but none after I did the lemon juice/water drink.
1/2 lemon squeezed into 1 qt of water to be drank each day during the last trimester. It is delicious! And is a good little tonic for the liver.
Then we get to the last month or 6 weeks of pregnancy. And delivery now becomes real…. !
Birth Prep formula by Dr. Christopher is a MUST!
Just follow the directions on the bottle, these are an herbal capsule. I took this with my last 3 pregnancies, I had 3 without. Yes… this works! I would NEVER dream of doing a delivery without it. Does it solve all the problems? No.
I know one young mother who took it and had a C section, baby was breech. Then she had another pregnancy and C section, again taking the formula. Well, the last pregnancy she knew would be a C section so she just skipped the Birth Prep. She learned first hand that this formula will cut your recovery time in HALF! It is a little late to do anything about it after delivery, but you can take it and it will probably help get your hormones back a more normal state, which is what we do after delivery anyway, just 2 capsules a day for the first week post labor.
What does this Birth Prep formula do?
The first thing it does is encourage elasticity in the tissues. This is good if you want to deliver naturally.
It also seems to expedite a labor.
Then it checks the hormones, they will balance quicker.
And it seems to help with un-necessary bleeding after delivery.
And for sure… it cuts the recovery time IN HALF!
Is it safe medically?
Well, my girlfriend took it to her Dr. for review. The only thing he could promise her was she would not have pink elephants in her living room. He considered it benign. This is also the girlfriend who would hemorrhage after delivery… except the last delivery after she used the formula the uterus seemed to just progress normally with minimal bleeding.
So the little bundle of joy enters the world and life is upside down for a few weeks while everyone gets on a schedule.
The new mother needs rest, some good food and good company. But in moderation.
If there has been an episiotomy,
a little oil from a Vit. E capsule applied only ONCE a day to the site can really help the healing. Also a spray of colloidal silver is very helpful.
Mom should not be carrying anything heavier than the baby for 2 weeks.
This does not include the baby in one of those half ton carriers either!
For one week after delivery, 2 capsules of Birth Prep formula each day will help the healing, the hormones and the emotions to start balancing.
Milk supply is directly affected by how much fluid the mother drinks and how dedicated she is to nursing. The mom should be drinking, water, every time she goes to nurse and in between times. Nursed babies will eat every 2-3 hours, just get used to having your shirt undone for 3 months. After 3 months the payoff begins! There are a few things that will hinder success, like sore nipples. Be sure to get some of
Dr. Christopher's Complete tissue formula to use on those nipples and also give them plenty of dry air time. This formula will not affect the infant.
And what if you eat something offensive to the baby… ours does not do chocolate! We use yogurt to neutralize the milk. Mom just has some yogurt everyday and we get along pretty well… and stay off the chocolate. Other offenders might be cruciferous vegi's like broccoli, cabbage or cauliflower. Go easy on these while you figure out if you can indulge. After about 3 months, you can be pretty open with what you eat. I would always suggest no caffeine while nursing.
We were offered the Hep B vaccine before leaving the hospital. It was refused. The reasoning for the refusal goes like this:
Hepatitis B is resultant from drug use and sexual activity. I find it hard to believe a baby going home in America would be subject to either. But I guess it happens. But since we weren't in that profile, the vaccine was refused.
From my own observation, I have noticed a continuing pattern. The nursery is quiet in the hospital. Upon leaving the hospital the vaccine is administered. It is NOT QUIET AT HOME!
I have seen some unhappy babies and I have seen some happy babies. One thing in common with most all the unhappy babies is, they received the Hep B vaccine.
I have never seen full term infant with acid reflux who has not also had the Hep B vaccine. This is an 'old man's' disease. And it is treated with antacids. Where/when did this ever become normal?
Every infant I have seen with a breathing problem, has also had a Hep B vaccine. I have seen some breathing problems without the vaccine, but every infant with breathing problems has had the vaccine.
Every infant I have seen with colic, today, has had the Hep B vaccine.
This is as good a reason as any for not vaccinating an infant while in the nursery, that is why it is nice and quiet there.
Every symptom I have listed here, and more, is listed on the product information insert sheet with the vaccine. You can look this up on line, don't take my word for it! I did look it up and made more correlations.
And sometimes a really unhappy baby will benefit with trip to a chiropractor. I had one grand-daughter who was sooooo miserable and also so was anyone who was around for any length of time. My Chiropractor checked her out and found out that her C1 Atlas in the neck was out. Hey…. it isn't easy getting born! He lined her up and WAA.. LAA!!! HAPPY BABY! And happy parents and grand parents and aunts and……
Those old country docs who held the infant up by their heels and smacked their bottom was actually doing everyone a favor. This suspension also will align the vertebrae in the neck and back! (I just nix the smacking part!)
Since now I work in releasing negative energies, I think I will make a statement or two about pregnant women.
Years ago, the condition was considered delicate. A pregnant woman was not even supposed to look upon the face of death as it would mark her child. I will concede there may have been some extreme practices concerning the pregnant woman.
Today, these women run marathons, work full time and possibly hustle another child around. Okay… if that is what you choose.
But let me tell you some of what I see.
When I first started work with TEC, I worked with a gentleman who had a very active case of asthma. He suffered for years. I treated him for a negative energy he had acquired in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy, some energy his mother had been afflicted with and he had absorbed. When we cleared this energy it also lessened the symptoms of the asthma. I don't know that he has used an inhaler since. Is every case of asthma associated with an energy acquired in the 3rd trimester? Absolutely not. This is just how this individual was affected.
Since then, I have released from many individuals, trapped energies acquired during the 2nd and 3rd trimester. Some of these affect the pancreas, or lungs as well as other areas.
I have developed a real concern for the health of the next generation relative to what I am seeing. If we want a healthy next generation, we better start taking care of the current one. I am now campaigning to take better care of the mothers-to-be. Pregnancy isn't a time to try to be a super woman. You are super enough if you are preparing a little body to enter this world to make it a better place. Stress should be kept at a minimum. Rest and nutrition are primo.
There was another old fashioned way of dealing with a pregnant woman, they called it "days of confinement." This one might be a keeper…. they just put the pregnant woman off to herself, away from the public. The mother-to-be, more often than not, can't stand herself, or anyone else and well…. Considering how hormonal a pregnant woman can be, this might not be too bad of an idea to resurrect, just thinking out loud here….
;-) (I am not all that serious here!)
So here is to all those mother's-to-be!
You make the world go around!
Now go lie down….
Have a happy baby!
Please check with your health care provider if you have serious questions about your pregnancy