Make Labor Productive with Positivity, Positions and Personal Support

Make Labor Productive with Positivity, Positions and Personal Support

Movement during labor optimizes baby's positioning by using gravity to helps engage baby into the pelvis, naturally move baby down the birth canal, and can help relieve pain. It can also decrease the amount of intervention needed to help labor progress. Follow these 3 major points to ensure you have freedom of movement during labor.

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Hormones and the Waiting Game: Letting Labor Begin on its Own, Weighing Benefits v Risks of Induction

Hormones and the Waiting Game: Letting Labor Begin on its Own, Weighing Benefits v Risks of Induction

Just as little humans grow at different rates, some babies never get the memo that they are supposed to be ready to come out on the day a provider or ultrasound estimated. However, when they are ready, your body knows, and will begin the process of evicting its tiny tenant in the most beneficial way possible.

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3 Ways to Easily Improve Your Posture During Pregnancy For a Better Birth Outcome

3 Ways to Easily Improve Your Posture During Pregnancy For a Better Birth Outcome

Posture is something that can be difficult to correct on a conscious level. Our muscles and nerves have memory and if we have been standing or sitting a certain way for a long periods of time it takes work to change. Pregnant women can begin the process of improving their posture by doing a specific set of stretches and exercises to encourage the muscles to change and strengthen.

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6 Points For Birth Partners to Consider When Hiring a Labor Doula

6 Points For Birth Partners to Consider When Hiring a Labor Doula

Sometimes, one partner REALLY wants to hire a doula and the other can't justify the expense or won't face the realities of the upcoming birthday. Here are my suggestions of talking points for reserving doula service and private instruction for an optimal birth experience.

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