Birth Doula services include prenatal visits, assistance during labor and birth, immediate post birth assistance, postnatal visit with weight check for baby, assistance in writing birth goals, and unlimited phone calls, text messages, and emails.
Prepared Childbirth Education Classes
Expecting families will learn about anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, the stages of labor and birth along with coping techniques and comfort measures, such as relaxation and positions for labor and birth for pain management.
Expecting families will learn the benefits of breastfeeding for babies and mothers. Techniques for latching and positioning to get breastfeeding off to a good start will be discussed. Breast pump information is also included in this class.
Baby Care Class
Expecting families will learn about diapering, bathing, and how to swaddle their baby. Information on baby equipment and car seat safety is also included.
There are many ways to cope with the pain of childbirth. Certainly, an epidural or other pain medication can help to ease the discomfort. For women who don't want to take medicine, there are many natural methods and techniques that can help a woman to take her mind off of the pain and to work through the contractions. One such tool is a TENS machine.
How Does a TENS Machine Help with Labor?
The stimulation that you receive in these four specific areas on your back feels like pins and needles. It affects how pain signals are sent to the brain and they stimulate the body to produce even more natural painkillers, known as endorphins. The machine can be set at many levels, allowing the user to direct the amount of stimulation received.
The Benefits of Using a TENS Machine
The beauty of a TENS machine is that it helps the laboring woman to cope with the pain of childbirth in a medical free way. There are no drugs involved with using this device and no result whatsoever on the baby. You can be completely mobile while using it and can feel in control of the amount of stimulation you receive from the device.
What are the potential benefits of water birth?
Benefits for Mother
Benefits for Baby
I am a Birth Doula Trainer approved by DONA International (Doulas of North America). Trainings are offered twice a year though DACO Inc. (Doula Association of Central Oklahoma) www.dacoinc.org.
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