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Accepting families for private childbirth education courses starting right now! Our lives are super busy, I know. That’s one of the reasons childbirth education attendance in the US is below 30%. It’s hard to fit your schedule and probably your partner’s schedules up to sit in a class every week for 4 hours. Well, that’s one of the reasons why I started offering these private, in-home classes to birth clients and beyond.  You have two options: two 4-hr classes or four...

Accepting families for private childbirth education courses starting right now! Our lives are super busy, I know. That’s one of the reasons childbirth education attendance in the US is below 30%. It’s hard to fit your schedule and probably your partner’s schedules up to sit in a class every week for 4 hours. Well, that’s one of the reasons why I started offering these private, in-home classes to birth clients and beyond. You have two options: two 4-hr classes or four...

Positions for labor and birth, with explanation of when they might be helpful.

Positions for labor and birth, with explanation of when they might be helpful.

Cardinal Movements of Birth  Got to educated on whats happening to your body.

Cardinal Movements of Birth Got to educated on whats happening to your body.

A detailed look at the stages of labor and what to expect during each of the stages of labor.  There are four stages of labor.  Also there are 3 phases within the first stage of labor that are also very important.

Stages of Labor

A detailed look at the stages of labor and what to expect during each of the stages of labor. There are four stages of labor. Also there are 3 phases within the first stage of labor that are also very important.

BABE Series: Putting the “Tee” in Teaching Fetal Positions - Science & Sensibility

BABE Series: Putting the “Tee” in Teaching Fetal Positions - Science & Sensibility

From an Oxford Journal Study on using antenatal classes to help women better understand literature on pregnancy, birth, and postpartum: The results indicate clearly that antenatal classes cannot possibly cover all there is to know about pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. If the purpose of antenatal classes is to improve maternal health literacy, then women need to leave a class with the skills and confidence to take a range of actions that contribute to a successful pregnancy, childbirth…

From an Oxford Journal Study on using antenatal classes to help women better understand literature on pregnancy, birth, and postpartum: The results indicate clearly that antenatal classes cannot possibly cover all there is to know about pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. If the purpose of antenatal classes is to improve maternal health literacy, then women need to leave a class with the skills and confidence to take a range of actions that contribute to a successful pregnancy, childbirth…

Cool poster showing Rebozo techniques. This is another reason to have a doula, someone experienced who can help you with positioning and comfort in labor.

What I Learned From the Rebozo Workshop

Cool poster showing Rebozo techniques. This is another reason to have a doula, someone experienced who can help you with positioning and comfort in labor.

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Becoming a childbirth educator is an exciting and rewarding path, but not necessarily a straightforward one. Unless you work for a hospital or an organization w

Getting started as a Childbirth Educator

Becoming a childbirth educator is an exciting and rewarding path, but not necessarily a straightforward one. Unless you work for a hospital or an organization w

Interview with Laura Shanley a leader in the natural-birth movement, author of the book Unassisted Childbirth and also mother of four children, all of whom were born at home without the help of doctors or midwives. Laura believes that child birth is inherently safe and relatively painless—provided we refrain from physical or psychological interference. The problems often associated with birth can be traced to three main factors: poverty, unnecessary medical intervention, and fear.

Interview with Laura Shanley a leader in the natural-birth movement, author of the book Unassisted Childbirth and also mother of four children, all of whom were born at home without the help of doctors or midwives. Laura believes that child birth is inherently safe and relatively painless—provided we refrain from physical or psychological interference. The problems often associated with birth can be traced to three main factors: poverty, unnecessary medical intervention, and fear.

Continuation of the “Injustice in Maternity Care” Series   Throughout my time as a labor and delivery nurse at a large urban hospital in the Northeast, I have mentally tallied up a list of patients...

Continuation of the “Injustice in Maternity Care” Series Throughout my time as a labor and delivery nurse at a large urban hospital in the Northeast, I have mentally tallied up a list of patients...