Updates to the Finding Comfort Booklet

Updates to the Finding Comfort Booklet

The Finding Comfort booklet is a popular resource for comfort measures workshops! It provides practical and detailed information on popular and useful relaxation techniques, along with productive positions for labor and birth. Parents routinely use it as a guide during labor, when they need fresh ideas to help them cope.
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Best Foods to Fuel Your Labor

Best Foods to Fuel Your Labor

Gone are the days of mothers crunching on ice chips during labor. Evidence-based practice supports (and even encourages!) mothers to eat during labor. Why? Because your car won’t run well on an empty tank, and neither will you!

Even the American Society of Anesthesiologists, just last year, said that

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What to Wear for Birth

What to Wear for Birth

As with every step of planning for and going through your birthing journey, you want to be true to yourself when choosing what to wear. There are no hard and fast rules, but there are some tried-and-true pieces of advice to help make you comfortable from early labor until the moment you’re cradling your newborn in your arms. Here are our suggestions:
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What is "Natural Birth?"

What is "Natural Birth?"

When parents and parents-to-be are discussing plans for labor and birth, often the question arises as to whether the mother plans to “go natural.” It seems, however, that there is a relatively wide range of ideas about what exactly “natural birth” means.
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Prenatal Yoga Benefits

Prenatal Yoga Benefits

Of all of the ways to physically and mentally prepare yourself for labor and birth, practicing prenatal yoga can be one of the most stress-relieving and confidence-building options.
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Laughing your way through labor?

Laughing your way through labor?

Having garnered more than seven million views, the viral video of the mother dancing and laughing her way through contractions has gotten many moms talking and wondering: how do you keep a smile on your face during what can be such a physically daunting task?
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Why do I even need to take a Childbirth class? I’m just going to get an epidural...

Why do I even need to take a Childbirth class? I’m just going to get an epidural...

We know that the majority of parents do not take a childbirth preparation course and there are many possible reasons for this (too costly, too time-consuming), but overall, the general consensus is that mothers-to-be are just planning to check into the hospital, let their doctor or midwife “get them through it” and to have an anesthesiologist at the ready to ensure a pain-free birthing experience. With this being a common view on birth, why even bother with a childbirth education class?
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