- Home Birth Midwife Interview Questions as presented by The Adventures of Lactating Girl. I don't really get a choice with my clinic but I'm just happy to even have midwives! Still, this is a very extensive list and I still think I'll take some of the questions from it. It should help make sure my midwives are on the same page with me. And I'm not even sure about HB for me anyway... still, good questions!
- To Ultrasound or Not to Ultrasound: Reasons Vs. Risks written by Jennifer Lance on Eco Child's Play. Wow... serious topic. And not a whole lot of hard data out there.
Being of "Advanced Maternal Age," I am basically automatically signed up for extra U/S including the fancy 3D version. The idea is to identify whether our child has / will have Down Syndrome. Some say they wouldn't bother the tests just to know in advance, but I think I'd like to know so that I could research (obsess) and find a good support system.
My husband is also quite adamant about determining the sex. I could surely research and argue against it, but it becomes a "choose your battles" kind of thing. If our baby is male, I need the time to argue against circumcision. We already argued some about it and I tabled the discussion. No sense in even starting that stress when it may be a moot point. I wasn't even pregnant at the time!
- This thing is apparently kind of old (see the dates on the files), but a friend shared with me Letters from 3 vaccine manufacturers to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). You can expect to be shocked! I was.
- If you've studied the Bradley Birthing Method, then you've likely heard of the Brewer Diet. The idea is mostly to eat plenty of protein! It also goes into a balanced diet. It makes more sense than any other advice I've heard about eating while pregnant, especially the "eat all the pie you want" variety! So, please check out this printable Daily Pregnancy Nutrition Checklist from Blue Ribbon Baby based on the Brewer Diet. Choose to eat healthy, for your baby if not for yourself.
Do you have other online midwife checklists to which you've referred? What have you decided about U/S and why? Were you shocked by the Vax Letters to the AAP? Did you follow a special diet while pregnant?