Refresher Class

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

What is a Doula and How do I find one?

Birth Movies with sections on strategies for labor:

Introductions to labor and birth

Definition of Full Term Pregnancy

How labor can start:

Bring a Loved One, Friend or Doula for Continuous Support

Warning Signs During Pregnancy

Pelvic Floor Exercise & Kegels

Perineal Massage

What she might say and what it might mean!!

Support and Comfort for Labor

Walk, Move Around and Change Positions throughout Labor

Backache in Labor:

Avoid Giving Birth on Your Back & Follow Your Body’s Urge to Push

Using Acupressure in Labor

All about birth balls

Rebozos – how to use in labor

Rebozo Sifting

Pain Medications and other Interventions

Avoid induction



Cervical effacement and dilation – the Bishop Score

Peanut Ball to help with progress during labor with epidural

Delayed Cord Clamping



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