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 […]
Pain is a part of human existence. We experience physical pain or discomfort and mental or emotional pain or discomfort on a fairly regular basis. How we choose to deal with that pain is entirely up to us. Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional. This is true of the pain of labor as well […]
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!
There is a moment; one small moment that opens into stillness before it closes and brings us back to the work at hand. It is the space between the inhale and the exhale. It is the space between the exhale and the inhale. It is the briefest moment of stillness and quiet before the cycle […]
I have to say, having Alaina and Jason in my Confident Birthing class has been a complete joy. They have a great sense of humor. Here’s Alaina’s interview. ~Deena Your name: Alaina Partner’s name: Jason Estimated due date: 12/28/13 OB, family practice doctor or midwife? Midwife Home, birthcenter or hospital? Hospital 1. What is your […]