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Positive Birth Coach I am a DONA certified birth doula. As a birth doula I provided emotional, physical suppot throughtout pregnancy and birth. In addition I am a certified prenatal yoga instructor and help my clients use position and breath work during birth~

This in a great source for information and of course I love this article especially!
18/04/2019
Using a Doula for Pain Relief - Evidence Based Birth®

This in a great source for information and of course I love this article especially!

Today's video is all about using a doula for pain relief! Are you familiar with birth doulas? Find out how they provide pain relief during labor and childbirth. Learn about the evidence for using a doula for pain relief. We'll also share some ways that you can locate a doula.

Spinning Babies
09/01/2019

Spinning Babies

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Spinning Babies
06/08/2018

Spinning Babies

Hang in there!

10/11/2017
Vix W

This Is great!

This doctor and patient dance routine is actually happening for one amazing reason!

Spinning Babies
30/08/2017
Spinning Babies

Spinning Babies

Some of the facebook community midwives are offering conversation during an emergency birth for Texans trapped by water and birthing under dire conditions. I thought I'd add some general tips.
Please find stable ground, and when baby comes, have a level floor or surface under you. Kneel on one knee and put the other foot flat on the ground as baby comes out. You can use your hands now to catch your own baby before baby touches the ground. This is particularly good if the ground is dirty, contaminated with flood water, or mold. The first flora wins; make it Mama's.

Help baby breath
Some babies are born ready to breath. If not, it is usually because they have amniotic fluid in their mouth.
Tip baby face to the side and chest lower than hips in the safety position so baby can spit fluids out of their mouth. Make the neck straight, don't let baby's head fall back or forward all the way to their chest or breathing will be too hard for baby!
Stimulate baby by rubbing back. Don't spank baby. If necessary, clean mouth and give a very small puff of breath into mouth. Don't be stressed and breathe a mouthful of air into baby. Baby's lungs are little, a cheekful of breath is plenty and exhale steady into baby mouth, don't blast air in or lungs can burst. A straight neck is best for this, chin slightly up, but not down.

Some babies are limp at birth and just need a little moment before they breathe. If they need help, remember, tip, rub, talk to them, and if necessary, gently inflate lungs with a small puff of air.

Bring baby to belly or chest keeping the neck straight and place a dry cloth over baby. Use a shirt from a family member. Wipe blood and fluid off baby, and put a different dry cloth over baby, but not over face.
Keep baby on mother's chest or belly for warmth and cover.

Don't try to cut the cord. It will dry by day 3-5 if kept clean. Add salt and herbs to the placenta but don't get a bunch of salt on baby. Nurse baby to reduce blood loss. Massage the uterus if necessary. It's deep in the belly. Pee often to reduce unnecessary blood loss. Nurse often, too, every hour to 3 hours is typical the first week. The baby may sleep about 5 hours on the end of the second day but if baby sleeps more than 5 hours too often, wake and nurse baby during the first few days or weeks until baby is alert and looking around sometimes each day.

Push placenta out when you see a gush of blood after the birth. Being upright or squatting over a bowl, clean garbage bag, or something to keep the placenta clean. Transfer it to another clean, strong plastic bag like a gallon ziplock bag (after cleaning it a bit) and still don't cut the cord unless you have sterile equipment now. Just keep the bag near baby so the cord isn't pulled on. Put a diaper on baby or use a wash cloth or even a bit of plastic bag (but not tight) to collect baby's sticky, dark meconium (first poops) which is hard to clean. Don't use flood water on a newborn! The baby isn't immune to that bacteria in the flood water.

Love your baby. Breath. Focus on your baby and your new job as a parent. Sing lullabies. You will be soothed along with your baby.

Day 2: When baby pees, make a sissssss noise each time and notice how long after baby nurses that baby pees or poos. By day three or four you can make the little noise at about the right time and baby may begin to pee when you have a bowl under baby. Make baby comfy. If you don't have diapers learning this tip may make life easier until you do... or maybe you may not want to go back. This can be gently and lovingly taught to a 3 day old. Just be calm and accepting. There is a lot of stress around. Create the love that will carry you all through.
Share if you like. Like if you share! Share with friends in Texas. See Sister MorningStar's free download for helpers at Emergency Shelters: http://sistermorningstar.com/shanti.html

12/06/2017
NPR

I have recomended the Brewers diet to a number of clients. Control what you can control, its obtainable and can make a huge difference.

The U.S. has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world: Sixty percent of the 700 to 900 deaths each year are preventable, including that of neonatal nurse Lauren Bloomstein. She died less than a day after giving birth in the hospital where she worked.

Our full story on this NPR - ProPublica investigation: http://n.pr/2q9qCU3

12/05/2017
TODAY Parents

TODAY Parents

Mother’s Day can be hard for moms struggling with pregnancy loss or child loss. TODAY Parenting Team Contributor Lexi Behrndt teamed up with other moms who have experienced loss to make this video to let other mothers know: You are never alone.

30/03/2017
Spinning Babies

Spinning Babies

When Providers ask which bodywork to refer pregnant and new parents, one of the most Dynamic is Dr. Carol Phillips, DC's Dynamic Body Balancing. For the basics, Spinning Babies presents Dr. Carol teaching birth and bodyworkers in a San Diego class. Better Birth with Basic Body Balancing -Can't be bbbbbeat for good technique! https://vimeo.com/ondemand/betterbirth Streaming only.

Celebrating Doulas - 20 Incredible Images
27/03/2017
Celebrating Doulas - 20 Incredible Images

Celebrating Doulas - 20 Incredible Images

What is a doula? There isn't an easy definition because what a doula does varies just as much as the birthing people she or he works with. Doulas are there to hold our hands, to reassure us with their words. They can suggest new positions or alleviate pain through counter-pressure and hip sque

Go-To Pants and Apparel for Post-Natal Moms – Navel
08/09/2016
Go-To Pants and Apparel for Post-Natal Moms – Navel

Go-To Pants and Apparel for Post-Natal Moms – Navel

Navel is dedicated to bringing you clothing that understands your new post-natal body. Brought to you by mama-expert, doula and yogi Sarah Longacre, founder of Blooma.

Doula
29/08/2016
Doula

Doula

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I am often asked what books I would recommend for pregnancy. My favorite hands down is https://www.amazon.com/Ina-Mays-G...
12/07/2016
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

I am often asked what books I would recommend for pregnancy. My favorite hands down is https://www.amazon.com/Ina-Mays-Guide-Childbirth-Gaskin/dp/0553381156
and add to that https://www.amazon.com/Birth-Partner-Complete-Childbirth-Companions/dp/155832819X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1468342462&sr=8-1&keywords=the+birth+partner
Perhaps today is a good day to buy on sale:)

What you need to know to have the best birth experience for you. Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, Ina May Gaskin, the nation’s leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to trust in the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healt...

16/06/2016
AJ+

AJ+

"Can't you do that somewhere else? ... You are nasty.”

This mother was verbally attacked by a man for breastfeeding in public.

Many of my clients have struggled with supply issues, this is such a nice article, give it time.
02/06/2016
La Leche League USA

Many of my clients have struggled with supply issues, this is such a nice article, give it time.

"Each woman who works to build a milk supply meets her nursing goals in her own time."

Well nourished women have less complications. For those with health concerns a change in diet should be the first place ...
21/03/2016
The Brewer Pregnancy Diet

Well nourished women have less complications. For those with health concerns a change in diet should be the first place to start (even before pregnancy if possible)

Dr. Brewer Pregnancy Diet

Healthy Pregnancy
25/02/2016
Healthy Pregnancy

Healthy Pregnancy

Top ten power foods for pregnancy! (And good to know for the rest of us, too.) data-pin-do=

Off to meet someone special wearing my team shirt!
09/11/2015

Off to meet someone special wearing my team shirt!

Thrilled to have been able to work with this amazing  couple and witness the birth of my great niece!
29/08/2015

Thrilled to have been able to work with this amazing couple and witness the birth of my great niece!

A little hip squeeze while moma to be relaxes through her contractions.
29/08/2015

A little hip squeeze while moma to be relaxes through her contractions.

Positive Birth Coach's cover photo
29/08/2015

Positive Birth Coach's cover photo

Important information you should know;
18/06/2015
How One Hospital Brought Its C-Section Rate Down Fast - US News

Important information you should know;

Faced with the possible loss of an important insurer, one California hospital rapidly reduced excessive cesarean section rates in part by sharing each physician’s rate with everyone in the obstetrics department.

Oh the fun...
14/04/2015

Oh the fun...

For my upcoming spring moma's
10/04/2015
Empowering Birth Quotes

For my upcoming spring moma's

You are beautiful, you belong, you are wild and powerful

13 Reasons Why You REALLY Want a Doula - Blooma Blog
25/03/2015
13 Reasons Why You REALLY Want a Doula - Blooma Blog

13 Reasons Why You REALLY Want a Doula - Blooma Blog

Gobs of research shows that continuous labor support results in a higher satisfaction of the birth experience and less use of pain meds, but there's more...

18/03/2015

Lucy enough to meet baby boy Quentin yesterday for his quick St. Patrick's Day arrival.

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