The danger zone 9th month to 3 weeks postpartum
Aphrodite Project is infused with the positive. Your process of bringing this baby into the world is going to be one of ease, safety, and love. To get there, however, we must survey the land to know where the pitfalls are. This article focuses on the pitfalls.
Once you are past hearing the heartbeat, you are past the most delicate time of your pregnancy. If you keep up with the Aphrodite Project in eating, moving, meditating, and unwinding - you avoid most risk factors for complications and birth challenges.
Month 9 to 3 weeks postpartum is the danger zone because if concerns go unchecked, those concerns are likely to become life or death for mom and baby.
Remember above all, your intuition does not lie. If you feel something is off, it is!
Top concerns during this time:
Preeclampsia and eclampsia
How to avoid the danger zone:
No sugar, grains, rice, bread, pasta, potatoes, sweets
Rest A LOT - if you think you are resting too much, you are almost resting as much as you need to - PLEASE rest too much
During the end of your pregnancy do your best to do the following:
It is an EMERGENCY if:
Remember in an emergency, black women, more than any other race, are not listened to, their complaints are minimized - you must advocate strongly and have someone with you who can advocate for you. Your internal wisdom is more educated than a doctor. It knows things medical school cannot teach you. ALWAYS trust it.
Once labor begins - including prelabor do not:
Immediate medical attention
Julia Erickson, the founder of Aphrodite Project, is a wellness authority who uses food, meditation, and movement to create extraordinary health and wellness. Julia's practice is focused on helping women thrive and heal from chronic disease. She is also mother of seven.