Preparing for birth (even if this is your 5th pregnancy) can be stressful and overwhelming. You might be feeling anxious and even a little scared about your upcoming birth. You’re not alone. This is quite common. Some women like to go with the flow, while others feel comforted with a plan. You might be Googling… Read more »
Find out which childbirth education course is right for you
Fun fact: one hospital childbirth education class was all I took before giving birth to my first daughter. Back then, the idea of birth freaked me out. All I wanted was for the nurse to tell me what to do. I laugh at it now. When I gave birth to my second daughter, I found… Read more »
Baby shampoo on your vulva during birth?
As I typed the title for this blog post, I almost wrote “vagina” instead of “vulva” and I remembered this image I saw on Instagram depicting the common confusion between the two. (Via the Positive Birth Movement) So why am I talking about the vulva? Well, I recently found out that some care providers are now… Read more »
3 BREATHING TECHNIQUES FOR AN EASIER BIRTH
Guest Post by Olga Morkova As a birth doula, I work with couples who prepare for birth through various childbirth methods, each containing different techniques to breathe their baby into the world. Women who have tried HypnoBirthing breathing techniques during their birth, whether they learned them from a HypnoBirthing childbirth class or heard about them… Read more »
Kate Middleton, Megan Markle, and Hypnobirthing
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, used hypnobirthing during labor. And now it looks like Megan Markle will do the same! Techniques such as self-hypnosis and visualization helped Kate have a calmer birth. This is one reason why she looked so refreshed and energized for the media (Plus the help of her #glamsquad I’m sure!) just… Read more »
To Doula or Not to Doula? That Is the Question!
Guest post by Diana Guidry During my first pregnancy, I thought that I had searched high and low on every mom group, internet forum, and plenty of google searches. I thought that I knew everything there was to know about pregnancy and childbirth. When I sat down to write my birth plan, I knew that… Read more »