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Contraction Timing Made Easy

Contraction Timing Made Easy

As a doula and childbirth educator, I have heard from many people that the process of timing contractions is confusing. However, it’s a skill that is quite useful in labor. Many OB/GYNs and midwives recommend timing contractions and leaving for the hospital or birth...

What should I say to my partner in labor?

What should I say to my partner in labor?

One of the easiest ways to support your partner during labor, birth and the early days of motherhood is through verbal support. Specifically, a well-timed encouraging phrase can be one of the most powerful initiatives you can make as a teammate and coach. Your...

10 Ways to Provide Physical Support in Labor

10 Ways to Provide Physical Support in Labor

Our number one rule for physical support is TRY. Don't wait for your partner to ask you for the support. Try these techniques out and listen see if they work. Keep them up if they are working well and stop they if they aren't. 1. Hold Hands This is one of the easiest...