Partners can have a lot of influence on how your labor progresses. It is important for your partner to understand their role and how they can help.Read More
Contrary to popular belief, those who teach childbirth education classes aren't totally anti-epidural. In fact, I am super grateful that epidurals and spinal blocks exist. Here are my top 3 reasons I think getting an epidural might be the right thing to do...
What can you do to make your labor more productive and possibly go faster? A lot of it has nothing to do with you...Read More
It has recently been announced that laughing gas (aka Nitrous Oxide) as a pain analgesia during labor is now available to you in some DC, Maryland, and Virginia hospitals. This is an exciting development and offers women something besides an epidural to manage pain.
Here are some of the benefits...Read More
The most important thing is that you feel informed and know techniques that you can use to reduce the negative consequences of epidurals if you choose or need to have one and how to cope with the pain if you chose not to have one.Read More
So often when we talk about childbirth education we talk about what you, mom, need to get out of the class. We talk about your unique needs, your fears, your desires. But we forget that there is often an equal, and just as valuable part, to this equation. Your partner; your baby's father. He also comes with his own fears, needs, and desires and ultimately, his behavior and feelings can have a significant outcome on your labor. Not to mention that he has a significant role to play after your baby arrives!Read More
I'm going to let you in on 6 secrets that can make your birth awesome no matter how you birth or what happens during your birth.Read More