How to Teach Pushing Positions in Childbirth Classes

How to Teach Pushing Positions in Childbirth Classes

Many childbirth educators and birth or labor doulas have encountered challenges in conveying valuable information to their students and clients about the childbirth process. One of these challenges can be how to teach pushing positions in childbirth classes. Isn’t...
How to Teach Doula Clients Labor Positions

How to Teach Doula Clients Labor Positions

The typical job description for a doula is to offer physical, emotional and informational support to mothers before, during and just after childbirth. Although doulas know this is their responsibility, it’s often left to the individual doula to figure out the how of...
How do you choose the correct size peanut ball?

How do you choose the correct size peanut ball?

If you are fortunate to go through labor and childbirth in a hospital that makes peanut balls available to its patients, you may think that the nurses know what they’re doing. If they offer a peanut ball or you request one, they may just grab the first one available...
Do you know how to use the peanut ball in labor and teach others?

Do you know how to use the peanut ball in labor and teach others?

Most childbirth educators, doulas, and other birth professionals get excited about every latest and greatest tool and technique on the market that promises to aid them in helping birthing women have better, safer and more satisfying birth experiences. But having tools...
FREE Peanut Ball Information Packet!

FREE Peanut Ball Information Packet!

Are you a Doula, Labor and Delivery Nurse, Midwife or Nursing Instructor looking for more information about using the Peanut Ball with your patients or clients? Well you’re in luck – we have a new, FREE information packet just for you! All you have to do is fill out...
Do you have the balls to increase patient satisfaction?

Do you have the balls to increase patient satisfaction?

Childbirth is big business, meaning that it is one of the reasons people visit hospitals in the United States. According to a 2009 study cited by Childbirth Connection, 23% of people discharged from the hospital in that year were childbearing women and infants. In...
Happy International Doula Month!

Happy International Doula Month!

Written for Premier Birth Tools by Missy David, the Honeybee Mama Happy International Doula Month! It is May, and in the birth world that means the celebration of International Doula Month! Premier Birth Tools LOVES doulas and all the work they do to support the...
Keep track of client paperwork with Mobile Doula!

Keep track of client paperwork with Mobile Doula!

Part of being a professional doula is keeping track of client paperwork and scheduling. Your clients depend on you to show up to appointments and to know when their due dates are and when your “on-call” period is. Mobile Doula is comprehensive Doula business software...

Celebrating World Doula Week!

Join Premier Birth Tools in celebrating World Doula Week!   What is World Doula Week? World Doula Week is a worldwide celebration of the doula profession, which is held March 22-28. World Doula Week actually began as Doula Day, and the first celebration was held...
What Do You Use to Carry Your Birth Ball to a Birth?

What Do You Use to Carry Your Birth Ball to a Birth?

Birth Ball Covers and Peanut Ball Covers from Premier Birth Tools   What do you use as birth ball covers? Do you use a Rebozo to carry it or a sheet? Does it ROLL down the street as you’re trying to put it in your car? Or do you bring it deflated in its box and...
How do you use your Rebozo for labor and birth?

How do you use your Rebozo for labor and birth?

Using a Rebozo for Labor Written for Premier Birth Tools by Missy David While many may not be familiar with the term Rebozo, most know it by sight. The garment has become synonymous with Mexican culture, as we see the colorful shawls draped over women’s shoulders,...
How do you promote the Peanut Ball?

How do you promote the Peanut Ball?

Give Birth With Balls T-shirt Written for Premier Birth Tools by Missy David Do you love the Peanut Ball? We at Premier Birth Tools LOVE the peanut ball! In fact, we love the Peanut Ball so much, our tagline is “Give Birth With Balls,” and we’re now proclaiming it...
Do you have labor support forms in your doula packet?

Do you have labor support forms in your doula packet?

It’s important when doulas begin their businesses to have a plan for how they will stay organized, gain information about their clients, and provide informational support. As key components of a doula’s role, these will require labor support forms, as well as other...
Labor Positions Chart for Your Doula Bag

Labor Positions Chart for Your Doula Bag

Do you have a Labor Positions Chart in your Doula Bag? Written for Premier Birth Tools by Missy David Birth or Labor Doulas offer non-medical continuous support to women before, during and just after birth, which includes assistance with labor positions. Included in...
What Size Are Your Balls For Birth?

What Size Are Your Balls For Birth?

Written for Premier Birth Tools by Missy David, BS, CD(DONA), CYBET Although many childbirth professionals have been using Peanut Balls for birth with their clients and patients in labor for decades, these balls are really creating a buzz now! These peanut-shaped...
Does Your Hospital or Birth Center Carry Peanut Balls?

Does Your Hospital or Birth Center Carry Peanut Balls?

Peanut Balls for Birth The Arizona Republic reported in 2011 that Banner Health had decided to ship Peanut Balls to each and every one of its Labor and Delivery wards. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Banner operates 25 different hospitals. When nurses desiring to...
Give Birth With Balls! Peanut Balls for Labor & Birth

Give Birth With Balls! Peanut Balls for Labor & Birth

Peanut Balls For Labor Written for Premier Birth Tools by Missy David, BS, CD(DONA), CYBET If you hear the term “peanut ball,” you may be thinking of the delicious popcorn treat consisting of popped corn, dry roasted peanuts, melted marshmallows and creamy peanut...