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...
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...
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,...