Even if you, the laboring person is well versed on labor and birth, it is even more important that your support team is. That is when you are counting on your support to be able to guide you and accurately give you an account of your progress. You are doing the hardest work of your life you will be vulnerable, even doubting your ability if the right encouragement and advice is not heard.
Many people think that attending childbirth classes is mostly for the mom. Undoubtedly moms will tune in and handle the contractions better with the knowledge. However,it is her partner ,friends, family or anyone attending the birth that really need the education to understand what is normal in labor the many variances and when not to say ” how long is this going to be?”"”Have them watch the DVD “Small Wonders Childbirth, Your Positive Birth Experience” so they can REALLY help you the way you need to be during this amazing event. Convenient and complete classes all in the comfort of your home
As I sit and wait for my phone to ring from my doula client, I empathize with all my pregnant and waiting for labor friends,. Could these contractions really be it? Could today be the day? As you know the due date is just an estimate, you r baby know the perfect time, but here are some tips that may help you through these last few days..or dare I say weeks?
1. Treat your self to a massage, pedicure, get your hair done
2. Go to an afternoon movie , it will be a long time you can catch a chick flick by yourself
3.Take a nap
4.Take a walk
5 Visit with some girlfriends
6. Read a good book for hours
Remember you are only getting closer to having the baby, not further even you have past your due date. Embrace these last few days of pregnancy as you make the transition to “mamahood” with your small wonder
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Nice new choice for new mama’s in New Mexico
Lovelace Women’s Hospital announced it will open its new 16,000-square-foot natural birthing center in November. Located on the first floor of the hospital, the goal of the center is to provide a comforting atmosphere for new mothers and their families, and reportedly will be the first hospital in New Mexico to also offer water birthing services.
Water births may provide many benefits to the mother and infant, such as pain relief and a less traumatic birth experience for the baby. This new service is being introduced to meet the growing demand of mothers, families and providers who seek a more peaceful and natural birth process.
The addition of the natural birthing center complements the hospital’s continuum of care and birthing services. Highlights of the center include:
• four private labor/delivery/recovery/post-partum rooms with water birthing tubs;
• 18 private patient rooms for postpartum recovery;
• two fireplaces in lobby areas; and
• staffed with certified nurse midwives and ob/gyns.
Each room will feature a home-like atmosphere with warm finishes and soothing colors, and wood style flooring; flat screen TVs and Wi-Fi and in-room sleeping accommodations for a guest.
Lovelace Women’s Hospital also offers a traditional birthing option in a 41-bed mother-baby unit, high-risk ob services with maternal fetal medicine 24/7, an expanded 53-bed level III NICU, 16 labor and delivery rooms, and an 8-bed pediatric observation unit supervised 24/7 by pediatricians.
have a happy birthday