Adriana Lozada at Birthful: Maternity, Doula & Greenproofing Services

Adriana Lozada at Birthful: Maternity, Doula & Greenproofing Services Taking on whatever maternity sends your way! I love helping women become confident, calm and fearless mothers! I am committed to educating, empowering and giving expecting parents the support they need so they can have a rewarding pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience.
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My services include: - birth doula support - postpartum preparation classes - maternity & baby sleep consultations - eco-maternity consultations

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Babies May Be Drinking Millions of Microplastic Particles a Day"In the meantime, you can take steps to reduce the number...
10/20/2020
Babies May Be Drinking Millions of Microplastic Particles a Day

Babies May Be Drinking Millions of Microplastic Particles a Day
"In the meantime, you can take steps to reduce the number of particles that slough off a bottle and into your baby’s formula, Boland says. Temperature is a key factor. After sterilizing a bottle in boiling water, he says, rinse it at least three more times in sterilized room temperature water. To prepare the formula, do so in a nonplastic container with at least 70 degree C water. Let it cool to room temperature, then transfer it to the bottle. That keeps hot water from sloshing around inside the bottle, cutting down on the number of dislodged particles.

“I think the important learning is never, ever, ever use a microwave oven to heat anything with a plastic container,” says Boland. “Because what happens is you get in fact the local heating of the plastic and the water together, which gives enhanced levels of microplastic generation. And so that combination we think is particularly potent.”

https://www.wired.com/story/babies-may-be-drinking-millions-of-microplastic-particles-a-day/

Scientists discover that baby bottles shed up to 16 million bits of plastic per liter of fluid. What that means for infants’ health, no one can yet say.

🎙Listen to our latest episode 🎧 Know What You're Up Against When Giving Birth at a Hospital, with Dr. Mimi Niles
10/01/2020

🎙Listen to our latest episode 🎧 Know What You're Up Against When Giving Birth at a Hospital, with Dr. Mimi Niles

The new #Birthful is FINALLY HERE 🙌 New episode is LIVE 🎧In our first episode, Adriana talks to Dr. Mimi Niles, a full s...
09/30/2020
Know What You're Up Against When Giving Birth at a Hospital | Birthful

The new #Birthful is FINALLY HERE 🙌 New episode is LIVE 🎧

In our first episode, Adriana talks to Dr. Mimi Niles, a full scope midwife and a midwifery care researcher, about the U.S. hospital system, how your goals as a birthing person are at odds with the system’s goals, and how to tap into your power as a consumer.

https://birthful-podcast.simplecast.com/episodes/understanding-the-realities-of-giving-birth-at-the-hospital

Pregnant people get bombarded with all sorts of advice: a lot of it unsolicited, outdated, or just plain wrong. On Birthful, working doula and former journalist Adriana Lozada talks pregnancy, birth and postpartum with top experts and new parents. Every episode distills the overload of pregnancy inf...

Birthful is back and I am so excited to continue helping you through your immensely transformative journey!✨In the podca...
09/26/2020

Birthful is back and I am so excited to continue helping you through your immensely transformative journey!✨
In the podcast, I’ll be talking with pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experts to distill all that information parents get bombarded with down to the relevant stuff. Think of us as your own specialized team of birth pros!

We know that pregnancy can be tough.

That being a parent can be hard.

That having a baby can be exhausting.

We hope to make it all easier, by giving you tried and tested tips and tools, and well-researched, evidence-based information so you can make the choices that best fit your family.🎙Tune in to our first episode airing next week, September 30th👇 Let us know in the comments below what topics you would like us to cover.👇

Hello Mighty Ones and Birth Pros! I’m excited that Birthful is BACK! And so happy to share that we're now on podcast net...
09/25/2020

Hello Mighty Ones and Birth Pros! I’m excited that Birthful is BACK! And so happy to share that we're now on podcast network @lanwilco, with a brand-new look, new topics and new guests!
Birthful tackles all sorts of topics, from fertility to post-partum, whatever the perinatal journey brings your way. I talk to experts and new parents who tell us their birth stories! I also share my expertise from my years as a doula.
🎙Find Birthful on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. 🎧 Tune in to our first episode airing next week, September 30th.✨

Would you consider going home after being admitted into the hospital overnight, if labor then completely stopped and eve...
09/25/2020

Would you consider going home after being admitted into the hospital overnight, if labor then completely stopped and everyone was healthy, with no complications? How would your provider approach this request?

For this week's case study we'll be talking about what I call a "unicorn birth," meaning that what happened was so incredibly unique, this is the only time I've ever seen this happen. The care received was so person-centered and respectful, that even when I tell other providers about this birth, they are in awe.

Are you intrigued? Then join us for our Birth Case Study session today, September 24, at 3:00 pm ET. All you have to do is become a Birthful patron 👇www.patreon.com/birthful

PS: I will be posting the replay to Patreon for those of you who can't make the live chat, but if you can join, even better!

The nurses know the system better than anyone. They know the internal dynamics of the hospital, and they also want to he...
08/17/2020

The nurses know the system better than anyone. They know the internal dynamics of the hospital, and they also want to help the birthing person have the best experience possible.

Today on Patreon, I am sharing a birth case study of a single mom expecting her first child, where labor seemed to be heading down the cascade of interventions toward a cesarean. It was imperative for something to change, but after trying everything, I was out of ideas. That's when I pulled the nurse aside and asked for her help to give this warrior of a mom a fair chance to birth her baby vaginally. This nurse more than stepped up to the challenge!

The live discussion is TODAY at 2PM EST and we hope you can join us!

Link to join right here 👉🏼 http://patreon.com/birthful

As we honor #worldbreastfeedingmonth #nativebreastfeedingweek, and all the different types of lactating and feeding rela...
08/13/2020

As we honor #worldbreastfeedingmonth #nativebreastfeedingweek, and all the different types of lactating and feeding relationships, let’s highlight some of our favorite related episodes!

In this Birthful mini-series -to help tide you over until new episodes resume on September 9th- we cover everything from latching, to common struggles (and how to overcome them), pumping and so much more.

What other topics would you like us to see as part of this mini deep dives series? Let us know in the comments!

Have you heard about the fun new project we are doing over on Patreon every Monday??  Birth case studies!These sessions ...
08/10/2020

Have you heard about the fun new project we are doing over on Patreon every Monday?? Birth case studies!

These sessions are a twist on the sharing of birth stories, since the cases are based on the birth notes I have from previous clients (who have given permission for me to share), and approached through my roles as a doula and educator.

If you want to participate, become a Birthful patron (www.patreon.com/birthful) and join us for our session tomorrow Monday, August 10th, at 2:00 pm ET.

PS: Yes, I will be posting the replay to Patreon, so if you can't make the live chat with us, you can still catch up on the goodness later on!

Happy World Breastfeeding Week/Month! Or better yet, let's follow @nurturedpostpartumyeg 's lead and start calling it Wo...
08/07/2020

Happy World Breastfeeding Week/Month! Or better yet, let's follow @nurturedpostpartumyeg 's lead and start calling it World LACTATION Week/Month. 🙌🏽
And while we are at it, how about we celebrate by asking more from the system, from our care providers, from our employers - because the truth is that it takes a village, but the village is not there.

Most people set out with the intention to breast/chestfeed their babies (according to the CDC, in 2015, 4 out of 5 people started off doing so), but by six months, the number of exclusively breast/chestfed babies drops to 25%.

Our living arrangements and not-so-distant history of thinking that formula was better than human milk mean that we didn't grow up watching our mothers, aunts, sisters, or friends breast/chestfeed their babies in front of everyone. We didn't get to learn from them.

Many of our first breast/chestfeeding experiences start in a hospital setting: where we get conflicting information, where nipple shields are too often seen as the solution (without thinking about the problems they will create down the road), where lactation consultants are limited and tending to several people at once, and ultimately answering to the institution, not the patient. Formula samples are sent to us before the baby is born and kept close by just in case. Misinformation, tongue/lip/buccal ties, lack of support, having to return to work way too soon... The odds against being able to breast/chestfeed stack up!

I have spoken to so many parents who have bent over backward and overcome obstacle after obstacle trying to breast/chestfeed their babies. For some, the obstacles are just too much, and for all the reasons listed above, that is not surprising and totally ok. You shouldn't have to bear the brunt of this alone, but so many of you are asked to do just that.

If you gave your baby human milk at any point - whichever way you did it, for however long you did it- we celebrate you!

And if you chose not to or were unable to breast/chestfeed for as long as you wanted, we celebrate the modern alternatives that allowed you to make the choice that felt right for you and your baby!

Let's celebrate World Lactation Week/Month, knowing that we still have lots of work to do.

Lactation Education Resources
08/04/2020

Lactation Education Resources

Wednesday: Honoring World Breastfeeding Week and Native Breastfeeding Week During Crisis. Featuring special guest NBW Founder Jasha Lyons Echo-Hawk and others!

Get your COVID-19 questions answered and find community in this new live online session.

PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOUR CELEBRATIONS here so we can share during the live Q&A.

Wednesday, August 5, 10:30 am PDT; 1:30 pm EDT. Free pre-registration is required. Visit www.lactationtraining.com/covid-19 to register and learn more.

I imagine you've been hard at work preparing for birth, right? Listening to podcasts (that's probably how you landed her...
07/20/2020

I imagine you've been hard at work preparing for birth, right? Listening to podcasts (that's probably how you landed here 👋🏽), assembling a birth team, taking a birth preparation course, and keeping active, hydrated, and nourished. But let me ask you this, have you started preparing for postpartum as well?

Postpartum is an immense, transformational shift, that needs to be treated as such. But it doesn't have to be hard. It doesn't have to break you. I'm here to help!

Enter my Thrive With Your Newborn Online Postpartum Preparation Course ✨

This is an amazingly unique resource that will allow you to CONFIDENTLY navigate all the ins and out of life with a newborn, as well as DISCOVER the mighty parent that lies within you, so you can THRIVE with your newborn.

All the details are right here👇🏽
https://birthfulcourses.com/all-courses/postpartum-prep-sales-page/

Next Monday starts a fresh new round of our 𝗢𝘄𝗻 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗕𝗶𝗿𝘁𝗵, online birth prep class series.  𝘈𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳...
07/02/2020

Next Monday starts a fresh new round of our 𝗢𝘄𝗻 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗕𝗶𝗿𝘁𝗵, online birth prep class series.

𝘈𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘱𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘨𝘯𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘫𝘰𝘪𝘯? The class will run over three weeks (one class per week), so we will be finishing up toward the end of July. If you are due in August, September, or even October, you are not too late! I will only be running these classes a few times a year, so if you are due in late Summer or early Fall, this session is for you!

☑️ The class mixes live online meetings with recorded videos, to make the most of our time together. You watch the given materials ahead of time, then we meet and discuss further.

☑️ A small group means we can focus on your concerns and unique circumstances.

Click right here to get all the details and feel free to reach out with questions, or ask them here! 👇🏼
http://bit.ly/OwnYourBirth

So this is it. This will be the last new episode for the podcast until September, but it's a good one!  Maya’s second ho...
07/01/2020

So this is it. This will be the last new episode for the podcast until September, but it's a good one!

Maya’s second homebirth was in strong contrast with her first. Instead of almost three days, labor flowed so fast that her midwife nearly missed it. During her first, the pushing stage was quite difficult, and so much of the preparation she did during her second pregnancy was guided by a desire to minimize trauma and bring heaps of pleasure and joy into the experience.

🎙 Check out the episode right here to hear Maya's two wonderful, and very different, homebirth stories. 👇🏽
https://www.birthful.com/podcast-pleasurable-homebirth-COVID-story

2020 continues to be a year of immense transformation, and just like I’m always telling you, mighty listeners, to take t...
06/30/2020

2020 continues to be a year of immense transformation, and just like I’m always telling you, mighty listeners, to take the time to honor the immense transformation that comes from birth and postpartum, I feel like it’s time for me to do that same with Birthful.

After 5 years of non-stop podcasting, it’s time for a pause, but don’t be alarmed. This is not to say that the podcast is going away. It is most certainly not. But we are going to take some time for a much needed rethink and refocus. I feel we must check how we are showing up in the world and make sure we are aligned with our values in an explicit way.

To do that, the podcast is going on Summer Break, but we'll still be hanging out here on social media (and doing some fun new things on Patreon: birth case studies, anyone?), so you won't be rid of us all together. 😉

I want to close with a small request.
If you feel the podcast has been an integral part of your pregnancy, birth, or postpartum journey, and you've listened to hours of content without supporting our sponsors or purchasing any of my classes, please consider saying thanks by buying me a coffee through buymeacoffee.com/birthful if you can.

Thank you for the constant support these five years. We will be back and better than ever this Fall. Make sure to sign up for the Birthful newsletter (link in bio) to be sure you're the first to know when we're back!

Like so many of us, Jenny spent much of her pregnancy learning about every worst-case birth scenario, not knowing that t...
06/26/2020

Like so many of us, Jenny spent much of her pregnancy learning about every worst-case birth scenario, not knowing that the pandemic would provide a bunch of new possible things to worry about. Then life surprised her even more by giving her the dream birth experience she didn't think she could have. ⁠

When Jenny heard that I was looking for stories during the pandemic, she wanted to share hers to shine some light and positivity on the many things that can go right, even with the new hospital policy changes.✨⁠

👇🏽 Click right here to listen and see the show notes:
https://www.birthful.com/podcast-dream-hospital-covid-story/

Where are the late summer/early fall pregnant families?! This one's for you! The next round of my birth preparation seri...
06/19/2020

Where are the late summer/early fall pregnant families?! This one's for you! The next round of my birth preparation series, Own Your Birth, is scheduled for next month!

Enrollment *just* opened, so make sure you sign up soon - seats will be limited.

And you'll want to be among the first to sign up because we are saving TWO seats for scholarship recipients. Yes, scholarships! I will be offering two free seats in the program to Black parents-to-be, to help provide more childbirth-education access. If you are interested in applying for one of the spots email [email protected] with the subject line: Scholarship. Please tag an expecting parent who might be interested in this opportunity.

Classes begin the week of 7/6. To learn more and sign up click right here👇🏽
http://bit.ly/OwnYourBirth

“Despite good intentions, when we fail to talk openly with our children about racial inequity in our society, we are in ...
06/11/2020

“Despite good intentions, when we fail to talk openly with our children about racial inequity in our society, we are in fact contributing to the development of their racial biases.” - Dr. Erin Winkler

Kids aren’t born racist, so how do these biases get absorbed? What can you do to intentionally bring up anti-racist kids? Is it ever too early to start talking about race, and what are some ways to do so with your babies, toddlers, kindergarteners and older children? Dr. Qadira Ali Huff has answers on today's episode.

🎙 Link to listen is right here:
https://www.birthful.com/podcast-antiracist-children/

We have a special guest lined up to discuss the topic of 𝙍𝙖𝙞𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝘼𝙣𝙩𝙞-𝙍𝙖𝙘𝙞𝙨𝙩 𝘾𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙙𝙧𝙚𝙣 on the podcast this week. So many ...
06/10/2020

We have a special guest lined up to discuss the topic of 𝙍𝙖𝙞𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝘼𝙣𝙩𝙞-𝙍𝙖𝙘𝙞𝙨𝙩 𝘾𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙙𝙧𝙚𝙣 on the podcast this week. So many parents are addressing this subject on their social media accounts, and this week we are going to discuss ways to address it at home, with your kids, of all ages.

Stay tuned for the episode dropping tomorrow afternoon with @quadirahuffmd!

Instead of posting a new episode, this week we are going to work on amplifying the voices of Black podcasters that focus...
06/03/2020

Instead of posting a new episode, this week we are going to work on amplifying the voices of Black podcasters that focus on fertility, pregnancy, birth, and parenting.

We encourage you to take the time you would have used to listen to this week's Birthful episode to expand your listening options. Hear what they have to say.

https://www.natalstories.com/
https://www.ncrcoaching.com/podcast/
https://www.birthstoriesincolor.com/
https://wokemommychatter.com/
http://fertilityfriday.com/
http://demblackmamas.com/podcast/
https://thatblackcouple.com/
https://www.singleblackmotherhood.com/
https://homecomingpodcast.libsyn.com/website

We will be sharing more podcasts and specific episodes in our FB/IG stories over the coming weeks. If you have a favorite not listed here, please tag them in the comments!

#dothework #amplifymelanatedvoices #blackparentsmatter

These past few days have been heavy. There is so much unjustified suffering. It’s overwhelming. But when enough is enoug...
06/01/2020

These past few days have been heavy. There is so much unjustified suffering. It’s overwhelming.

But when enough is enough, change and transformation are rarely simple processes. Significant and important shifts are painful and messy. Uprooting entrenched and systemic racism and bigotry requires showing up, speaking out.

But it requires all of us to speak out, and to do it continuously. We need the change to take root, grow, and flourish. This is constant work. Day after day. We can’t let it wither once the news cycle dies down. Let’s work relentlessly to end all the unjust and unnecessary deaths.

It’s easy to be consumed by grief into inaction, and grief can manifest in many different ways. I’m starting to observe that for me, how grief, stress, and sadness manifest may be connected to cluster tension headaches that go on for days. They make it immensely difficult to carry out basic daily functions. When they strike, it’s all I can do not to retreat into the covers of my bed. Of course, that just brings on the feelings of shame that I can’t do more, guilt that I’m not showing up for my family and communities, fear that I will be judged because of it.

In this state of un-health, I may not be able to organize large movements, but I can commit to doing (at least) one action per day. That will add up to a minimum of 365 actions in a year.

I’m not going to challenge you to join me. Instead, I encourage you to figure out what sustainable action looks like for you, and challenge you to do that. But you have to do something. Inaction and silence just perpetuates the status quo. Do something, and then do something again. And again.

Some suggestions of what you can do:
- SPEAK UP on your social feeds
- CALL your representatives and demand better actions
- DONATE to Black organizations doing the work
- AMPLIFY black voices leading change
- LEARN about racial equity and put what you learn to practice
- EXAMINE your role in upholding anti-black systems
- ACKNOWLEDGE your privilege and take responsibility
- CHALLENGE loved ones when they make racial or bigoted comments
- RAISE anti-racist children
- SHARE resources to help others
- HOLD ACCOUNTABLE the institutions and organizations you work for or follow
- SUPPORT your Black and Brown friends and communities
- STAND COLLECTIVELY against racism
- FOLLOW people and organizations doing the work, like @grassrootslaw @sistersong_woc @nicoleacardoza @rachel.cargle @gabestorres @ckyourprivilege @jessicawilson.msrd @blackandembodied @sincerely.lettie @mnhealingjustice @theblackfairygodmotherofficial @theblackdoula

Please tag other organizations or accounts to amplify their work below!

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Using jelly belly’s for alternative glucose test ...store didn’t have the brachs brand. I know we’re aiming for 50 grams of simple carbs- does this mean sugar or carbs on the nutritional info? Anyone done this test w jelly belly’s and know exactly how many to eat?
Adriana, I am a doula & habitual Birthful binge listener. 📱🎵 I was listening to your recent episode with Julia Cooper about her birth story & I heard you mention disappointing cervical checks. I wanted to share a piece of my art with you! Cervical checks are risky business, especially when we are so emotionally invested in those numbers! Thanks for all you do! You're an incredible birth worker and role model.
Thank you so much for the Gestational Diabetes episode of Birthful. I am in between the 1-hour and 3-hour glucose tolerance tests and feel so much more informed and less stressed now.
Oh my heart!!! Margot Fox had me crying so many times. Best birth story I've heard, and I listen to A LOT of birth stores. Thank you for sharing! So inspirational!
Your podcasts are changing the way I feel towards my pregnancy and about the choices I am making and the questions I should be asking. Thank you so much for your inspiring work. YOU ARE AMAZING!!