Vaccines: What You Need to Know

With so many decisions to make during pregnancy and postpartum, we know that vaccines are not only a hot topic but are also at the forefront of everyone's mind with all that 2020 brought. As with all of our topics we discuss here on the podcast, we try to give you the very best, credible information so that you can research, ask questions, and make an informed decision that is right for you and your family. We also support whatever that decision is for you. 

Show Notes

2:31 - The goal with this topic is the same with birth! We want to teach you how to gather all of the best information, research, ask questions, receive informed consent and make an informed decision that is best for you and your family.

6:28 - How to research these things for yourselves...and how not to research as well. Facebook, social media, blogs, all the fun places to get misinformation that you may want to steer away from. Don't worry though, we get into what you need to find the right info!

17:54 - There...

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And Baby Makes Three: Newborn Procedures

 
We love talking about all things birth, but there a few things you need to know after birth in order to make an informed decision for your baby. This episode goes over the basics of what will be offered or required for baby within their first 24-48 hours of life.
 
[3:54] Delayed Cord-Clamping
[5:19] What cord-milking is and why it isn't a best practice for baby.
[7:52] Why immediate skin to skin has so many benefits for mom and baby.
[9:42] Hepatitis B Immunization
[12:09] Vitamin K Injection + Oral Vitamin K
[14:08] Erythromycin eye ointment
[16:13] Washing your baby - not necessarily a procedure, but the evidence to wait is pretty good!
 
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Circumcision: Both Sides

We don't shy away from discussing the difficult stuff and this week's episode is no exception! We get into the nitty-gritty behind all things circumcision...a big decision if you are expecting a little boy.  Since we both have contrasting points-of-view on this topic, it means you'll find a safe space, support, and honest talk 
 
All of the mamas in our community are trying to do what's best by their baby. So even if your decision on this topic is different than someone else's, you deserve all the love and respect we can offer. Keep doing you- you're a GREAT mom!
 
[2:12] You are going to get two very different points of views from both of us because we both represent opposite sides...and we still get along and respect and support each other as women and mothers!
[3:42] Cortney & her husband were on different sides of this issue at the beginning.
[4:14] Cortney's initial reasons for circumcision: uncircumcised penises were prone to...
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