Pregnancy is a miraculous journey filled with joy, anticipation, and occasionally, concerns. One such concern may arise if you prefer not to receive a blood transfusion due to vaccinated blood. In this blog post, we will explore alternative options to blood transfusions during pregnancy. By educating yourself and implementing natural methods to support your blood health, you can navigate your pregnancy journey with confidence and peace of mind.
Educate Yourself on the Risk of Bleeding:
The first step in alleviating fear around bleeding during pregnancy is to gain a thorough understanding of how the system works. It is important to recognise that women are more likely to experience bleeding during medically managed births. By educating yourself about the common reasons for interventions and the potential cascade effect, you can make informed decisions that align with your birth preferences. Resources like books, online forums, and childbirth education classes can provide valuable insights and empower you to have the birth experience you desire.
Prioritise Nutrition with the Brewer’s Diet:
Optimal nutrition plays a crucial role in maintaining overall health during pregnancy, including blood health. The Brewer’s Diet, developed by Dr. Tom Brewer, emphasises a well-balanced diet rich in protein, healthy fats, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. By following this diet, you can enhance your nutritional intake and support your body in minimising the likelihood of bleeding. Consult with your healthcare provider or a registered dietitian to create a personalised meal plan that suits your needs.
Explore Alternative Options:
While unvaccinated blood banks may not be available, it is essential to be aware of alternative approaches. One organisation worth considering is My Medical Choice (https://www.my-medical-choice.org). They work closely with individuals who have specific preferences regarding blood transfusions. Explore their resources, connect with their team, and determine if their services align with your needs and beliefs.
Furthermore, there are alternatives to blood transfusions, such as cell saver machines and gelofusine, which is a plasma expander. Cell saver machines collect and re-infuse a patient’s own blood lost during surgery, minimising the need for transfusions from external sources. Gelofusine, a plasma expander, can help stabilise blood volume and reduce the risk of bleeding. Consult with your healthcare provider to explore these options and determine the most suitable course of action for you.
Below are some alternative education resources to explore for pregnancy and birth.
Childbirth Preparation Masterclass ( A short course that covers the basics of pregnancy and birth whilst focusing on evidence based practice and informed consent)
Navigating The System Workshop (A very important workshop that gives you essential tools to navigate the system to avoid social services referrals and to have your wishes respected)
Doula Training (Our most popular course to certify you as a natural birth practitioner or for women to have a deep understanding of pregnancy and birth)
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Join our telegram community where you will find hundreds of like minded parents sharing information
If you want a deeper approach to navigating your journey you can book a 1-1 with me personally so I can help arm you with knowledge.