Class Three – Support and Comfort for Labor

Support and Comfort for Labor

Walk, Move Around and Change Positions throughout Labor
http://www.mothersadvocate.org/pdf/healthybirth_2.pdf
http://www.mothersadvocate.org/pdf/hbyw-PositionsForLabor.pdf

Backache in Labor:
http://birthdocs.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/7Backache-in-Labour.pdf

Avoid Giving Birth on Your Back & Follow Your Body’s Urge to Push
http://www.mothersadvocate.org/pdf/healthybirth_5.pdf

Using Acupressure in Labor
http://acupuncture.rhizome.net.nz/acupressure/

All about birth balls
http://www.attachfromscratch.com/birthing-ball.html

Rebozos – how to use in labor
https://spinningbabies.com/learn-more/techniques/the-fantastic-four/rebozo-manteada-sifting/

Information for labor/birth pitocin/cord clamping after birth
https://attachments.convertkitcdnm.com/2540/fe632ff4-a8e5-4e15-b432-f373668c33be/EBB_Pitocin_Handout.pdf

 

PDF Files
Back Labor By Laura Maxson
Finding Your Groove
Labor Prep Techniques For Moms
Positions For Labor And Birth
Techniques For Pushing In Second Stage

Videos
Birth of Sage

Class 3: Homework
  1. Read Section 3 links and PDFs
  2. How does the partner know when mom is upset, doesn’t feel well or is in pain? In the past, how has mom handled a bad pain or stressful experience? Does she share what she’s feeling? Does she want to be touched or comforted physically? Is she distracted and focused inward or does she reach out?Each of you read How Well Do You Know Your Body. How Well Do You Know Your Body?Each of you answer; mom for herself, partner for how well he/she knows mom’s body.
    What has the Partner observed about her? Tell us something you discovered…
    How can this help each of you prepare for labor and birth?
  3. Try out positions and massage/counter pressure techniques you learned in the 3rd class. PRACTICE!!!!