How to Have Peace in Childbirth
Understanding the Mindset of Labor!
After supporting over 100 women during their birth, I noticed most women experiencing "Labor Land".
I created this valuable guide that you and your partner can have with you during labor as a guide to a peaceful birth and welcoming the "Labor Land' mindset.
Grab your free guide, to feel more prepared for your birth!
The word "Doula" comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves" and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional, spiritual, and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period. We know that for centuries, women had the support and nurturing care of other experienced women to help them through their birth process. Birth Doulas provide this valuable service for the benefit of women and their husbands.
Focus on Pain Coping Practices
A strong emphasis is placed on helping you cultivate a pain-coping mindset. Together, we explore ways to work with these sensations of labor without creating suffering. The class includes active practice of pain-coping techniques along with demonstrations.
"Nurturing the Mother" utilizes a comfortable, secure side-laying position to avoid undue pressure on a growing abdomen and the lower back. Mothers are completely supported by pillows, keeping top hip, knee and ankle on the same level to avoid pulling on the sacroiliac joint and to maximize blood and lymph circulation.
A Belly Cast is a great way to remember your pregnancy and how your body has changed to grow your precious child. This beautiful memento can be hung in your baby's nursery or kept as a keepsake for years to come.
Mother Blessing Planning
The Mother Blessing Ceremony or "Blessingway" is a mother-centered ceremony that honors a woman as she prepares to make the beautiful transition into motherhood. This tradition has Native American roots and has evolved into a modern ceremony for birthing women, often taking the place of a conventional baby shower.
Retired after 25 years as a labor and delivery nurse, she is now working as a hospital/home birth photographer. She is thoroughly enjoying being back in the labor and delivery room as the family’s photographer capturing with a camera life as it happens. Quiet, calm, and confident in the labor and delivery room, she can anticipate the events and therefore, she is an excellent choice for photographing the birth of your baby.
Pooping During Labor?
Pooping in labor is not a topic at the top of your list to discuss at a dinner party or over coffee, but it is an anxiety many women bear alone when preparing for their birth. Read personal stories of pregnant women, their partners, and birth professionals of their anxiety of pooping during labor. Learn about the physiology of pushing, why pooping happens, and how it is managed during birth. This book will help relieve your anxiety, prepare you to completely let go of the fear of pooping, and add a little humor to your mind as you approach labor.