Refresher Class

Essentials:
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin

Finding a Doula
http://www.mothersadvocate.org/pdf/hbyw-FindingDoula.pdf

http://www.dona.org
http://www.doulasoftheeastbay.com/

Birth Movies with sections on strategies for labor:
http://www.birthingday.org/index.php

Introductions to labor and birth

Definition of Full Term Pregnancy
http://www.acog.org/Resources-And-Publications/Committee-Opinions/Committee-on-Obstetric-Practice/Definition-of-Term-Pregnancy

How labor can start:
http://familytreemidwiferycare.blogspot.com/2015/09/all-first-timers-labor-for-three-days.html?m=1

Bring a Loved One, Friend or Doula for Continuous Support

https://www.lamaze.org/Giving-Birth-with-Confidence/GBWC-Post/hormones-healthy-birth-bring-a-loved-one-friend-or-doula-for-continuous-support

Warning Signs During Pregnancy
http://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/topic/default?id=warning-signs-during-pregnancy-85-P01199

Pelvic Floor Exercise & Kegels
http://birthbootcamp.com/should-you-kegel/
http://birthbootcamp.com/strengthen-the-pelvic-floor-without-kegels/
http://www.pelvicpainrehab.com/blog/

Perineal Massage
http://www.midwife.org/ACNM/files/ccLibraryFiles/Filename/000000000656/Perineal%20Massage%20in%20Pregnancy.pdf

What she might say and what it might mean!!

https://northstarmidwifery.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/ten-things-women-say-in-labor-that-are-totally-normal/

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

https://acupuncture.rhizome.net.nz

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

Rebozos – how to use in labor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1p2cd2P63Q4

Rebozo Sifting

Pain Medications and other Interventions

Avoid induction:
http://www.mothersadvocate.org/pdf/healthybirth_4.pdf
http://www.mothersadvocate.org/pdf/healthybirth_1.pdf

Cervical effacement and dilation – the Bishop Score

http://wellroundedmama.blogspot.com/2012/02/induction-math-importance-of-bishop.html

Peanut Ball to help with progress during labor with epidural https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSn_BWjL1nw

Delayed Cord Clamping
http://www.mommypotamus.com/benefits-of-delayed-cord-clamping/

Siblings

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/prenatal/Pages/Preparing-Your-Family-for-a-New-Baby.aspx

https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/sibling-prep.html?ref=search

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/childrens-health/in-depth/new-sibling/art-20044270

https://www.babycenter.com/preparing-your-child-for-a-new-sibling

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/how-raise-happy-cooperative-child/201204/8-steps-helping-your-older-child-adjust-the-new-baby

 

PDF FILES
What is in Janaki’s Doula Bag?
What if she panics?
Some thoughts for coping with childbirth
Pushing positions
Back Labor
Endorphins
Emergency Birth