Class Three

Support and Comfort for Labor

Support and Comfort for Labor

Essentials:

Walk, Move Around and Change Positions throughout Labor.
https://www.lamaze.org/childbirth-practices#hbp2

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
https://www.lamaze.org/childbirth-practices#hbp5

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

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

What We Know About Rebozos
The rebozo is a traditional Mexican shawl or wrap that’s used to support and comfort pregnant women, particularly during labor and delivery. The use of the rebozo is an ancient cultural practice in Mexico (as well as Latin America) that’s become increasingly popular around the world in recent years, especially among doulas and midwives. If you would like to purchase a rebozo to use during your pregnancy, birth, or postpartum (they make a beautiful breastfeeding cover!) we recommend doing so from an authentic, expert craftsperson.
https://antamatextiles.com/collections/rebozos

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

What is Important to Know about Squatting!
https://www.lamaze.org/Giving-Birth-with-Confidence/GBWC-Post/not-all-squats-are-created-equal-in-labor-birth
What

Birthing Person Might Say and What it Might Mean
https://northstarmidwifery.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/ten-things-women-say-in-labor-that-are-totally-normal/

 

 

Class Three: Homework

There will be a homework assignment for each class.  Please do the homework after each class for the next week’s class.
  • Read Section 3 links and PDFs
  • How does the partner know when the birthing person is upset, doesn’t feel well or is in pain? In the past, how have they handled bad pain or a stressful experience? Do they share what they’re feeling? Do they want to be touched or comforted physically? Are they distracted and focused inward or do they reach out?   Each of you read How Well Do You Know Your Body. How Well Do You Know Your Body? Each of you answer; birthing person for themself, partner for how well they know birthing person’s body.  What has the Partner observed about the birthing person? Tell us something you discovered…
    How can this help each of you prepare for labor and birth?
  • Try out positions and massage/counter pressure techniques you learned in the 3rd class. PRACTICE!!!!