One of the most common questions I hear from my Confident Birthing students is: I’m planning on a natural birth. But, what I want to know is, how do I know if I’ve reached my limit? How do I know if I need pain medication, an epidural, or if I can push through without? My […]
This is a guest post by our doula, Amanda Guntrum. If you have picked up a book on labor or attended a birth prep class, you probably have come across the term “mindfulness.” When I started studying for my doula certification I came across this term often, but having no background in meditation I merely […]
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!