Continuing our series with Josh and Amy, I wanted to offer up something simple, but extremely useful for laboring moms. Sometimes, the basics are the best. (I suppose this should have been a video instead of a still photo, but you’ll get the idea of appropriate movements here.) Amy has a couple of choices as […]
In part one of this series, we talked about standing postures, with the birth ball (i.e. exercise or yoga ball) on the wall. Here, we continue beyond the seated postures and move into kneeling and using your ball. Kneeling, in a modified child’s pose, leaning over the ball. Josh and Amy are the models here, […]
One of my favorite tools for labor comfort is the birthing ball (i.e. exercise or yoga ball). Most of the time, we envision sitting on the ball during labor. Sitting is comfortable and lovely. However, the ball is one of the most versatile labor comfort tools out there. So, let’s explore two of the most […]
A pair of very special balls can help make your birth a more pleasant experience. These most amazing items can be used by yourself or with a partner. They can relieve pain, discomfort and tension and just plain old make you feel good!
Epidurals may be popular choices for pain relief during labor, however they can come with some big risks (as do all medical interventions). You have choices as far as how you manage the pain or discomforts of labor. The epidural is one out of many options. *cue music* The More You Know!