5 Things You Should Learn Before Giving Birth

Today, I wanted to talk with you all about a few things that I believe are very important to know about and to research before giving birth.

Trust me, these are things I wished I had done more research on before I had my son. I did not do my research until afterwards. I am very disappointed in some decisions that I made in the beginning.

When having a child we want to do whatever possible to protect that little bundle of joy. Sometimes though, we listen to people and just do what everyone else is doing because it seems like the logical thing to do right? Not always. Please, please, please do your own research and then decide what you feel is best for your baby.

Breastfeeding/Formula

I highly recommend breastfeeding your baby. Breast milk is a great nutritional source that is easy for baby to digest and has just the right amount of fats, carbohydrates, protein, and nutrients to promote growth and development. Your body knows exactly what the baby needs and will adjust accordingly.

Breastfeeding is beneficial to your baby’s long term health also.It is so much easier for a baby to digest breast milk than formula. Their little bodies do not have to break the breast milk down where as they do the formula. Resulting in formula fed babies sometimes being constipated. 

My plan was to breastfeed, but when the time came my milk wasn’t in and my little one just wasn’t having it. I cried, because he was crying, because he was hungry. I could not stand to see this so I ended up having to use formula. 

I wished at that time I had done my research on formula. So that I would of had a back up plan. I was not prepared for the formula route at all.There are many formulas out there to choose from. I would suggest looking into organic, non gmo formulas. Always read the ingredients labels.

A List of breastfeeding benefits.

Eye Goop

This is the medicine that they put in your babies eyes right after they are born. It is for neonatal conjunctivitis(pink eye). Eye Goop helps to prevent your baby from getting pink eye due to chlamydia, gonorrhea, and less severe infections with common bacteria like E. coli. If you do not have any of these conditions then I see no point in your baby receiving it. 

You would know if you have these and so would your doctor, because they test you. Also if you deliver by c-section your baby does not come in contact with the vaginal or rectal area where these STDs and bacteria can be.If you do not plan on letting your baby get the eye goop you need to make it very clear to the nurses, because they will have it on/in your babies eyes before you will know it.

More thoughts on why your newborn doesn’t need that eye ointment.

Vitamin K (Is not a vitamin or vaccine!)

The vitamin k shot is given at birth to help clot the babies blood and prevent a rare, but fatal bleeding disorder called Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding.That all sounds very scary right? What is scarier to me is the fact that it is synthetic vitamin K which in turn when taking any synthetic vitamin it can have the opposite effect. 

When taking any vitamin you never want it to be synthetic. Also the first few days after birth a baby’s liver does not function so the synthetic vitamin k that makes it to the liver the liver will not be able to filter it out.There are other options other than the shot.There is an oral vitamin k available. 

Which is a good alternative to the shot.Then, there is my favorite the natural way. The weeks leading up to delivery make sure to pack your diet full of vitamin k rich foods. Dive into eating all those leafy greens.

Also, if you breastfeed the probiotics in breast milk will seed the babies digestive tract with good bacteria which will produce naturally occurring vitamin k immediately after birth. I don’t know about you all, but the natural way sounds like the best way.

Learn more about Vitamin K shot on Vaxxter and The Vaccine Reaction.

Vaccines

Whether or not to vaccinate is an ongoing debate.I won’t open up this can of worms to much. I just want to give you some things to think about.Whenever you are injected with anything whether it is a vaccine, antibiotic, steroid, etc… your body is not necessarily able to filter it out. 

“All vaccines cause brain swelling (inflammation) in babies or the technical term encephalitis. Babies do not have their blood brain barrier developed until age two or older. For a better explanation please go to the Vaccination Council website here.”-Jessica

Doctors will argue that when it makes it into the blood stream then the organs can filter it out. Yes, I agree there, but there is no guarantee that, that’s what will happen. Once injected that substance can travel wherever it wants inside your body. Is that something that sounds safe to you? Educate Before You Vaccinate!!!

“A great website to start reading up on is Dr. Joseph Mercola’s. I highly recommend his and Dr. Tenpenny. You can find her on Facebook.”-Jessica
Do a little research before you decide. Even if it is just getting on the CDC website and reading up on the vaccines and their ingredients. Research what the ingredients are. Then, you decide what you believe is best for your child.

I asked my Facebook friends what their vax story was. Check out their answers here on my personal Facebook account: Real Vax stories.Jessica


Pediatrician

Choosing a pediatrician is very important. I am all about natural ways of living including natural remedies, but sometimes there are things that call for medical attention.Research these doctors just like you would research a new product you want to buy.My son is on his 3rd Doctor and I have finally found the one. I chose his first doctor from recommendations on Facebook. 

The one we use now I found by doing my own research.So if you do not like the first one move on to the next. Remember these doctors work for you. Do not let a doctor talk you into doing something you do not believe is right.In conclusion if you learned anything from this read I hope that it is to educate yourself as much as possible before making decisions pertaining to that little life that depends on you.

Please taken the time to read this article by Health Freedom Alliance on Pinterest.

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  1. This is such an informative post. I had the same problem with my breast milk, with my first born. My milk didn’t come in and then once I got home from the hospital, I got mastitis right off the bat, so I was pretty miserable. I was very young and ended up giving my son the formula our pediatrician told me to give him. It made him spit up a ton, but I didn’t know any better to find a more gentle formula. I took a breast feeding course before the birth of my second child and was able to successfully breast feed my other three children. Such a rewarding experience! As for vaccinations, I had a friend who waited until her babies were at least 1 years old, probably even older, and I thought that was smart. I just did what my doctor told me to, but I’m glad we have more information now. You’ve brought up some excellent points that I hope will help soon-to-be parents.

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed this post. Breastfeeding is hard. I pumped for awhile once my milk came in, but it was hard for me to keep up. I think it is very important to know what we are putting into our bodies and our children’s bodies.

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  2. Great information! Breastfeeding, while natural, can be difficult! It’s so important to find support and not give up! I had so much difficulty with both mine and I was a nurse and became a Lactation Consultant to help others.

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