Refresher Class Information

Loving Arms Childbirth Services

Refresher Class

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin

What is a Doula and How do I find one?

https://thebirthhour.com/need-doula-find-one/
http://www.dona.org
http://www.doulasoftheeastbay.com/

Birth Movies with sections on strategies for labor:
http://www.birthingday.org/index.php

Introductions to labor and birth

Definition of Full Term Pregnancy
http://www.acog.org/Resources-And-Publications/Committee-Opinions/Committee-on-Obstetric-Practice/Definition-of-Term-Pregnancy

How labor can start:
http://familytreemidwiferycare.blogspot.com/2015/09/all-first-timers-labor-for-three-days.html?m=1

Bring a Loved One, Friend or Doula for Continuous Support

https://www.lamaze.org/Giving-Birth-with-Confidence/GBWC-Post/hormones-healthy-birth-bring-a-loved-one-friend-or-doula-for-continuous-support

Warning Signs During Pregnancy
http://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/topic/default?id=warning-signs-during-pregnancy-85-P01199

Pelvic Floor Exercise & Kegels
http://birthbootcamp.com/should-you-kegel/
http://birthbootcamp.com/strengthen-the-pelvic-floor-without-kegels/
http://www.pelvicpainrehab.com/blog/

Perineal Massage
http://www.midwife.org/ACNM/files/ccLibraryFiles/Filename/000000000656/Perineal%20Massage%20in%20Pregnancy.pdf

What she might say and what it might mean!!

https://northstarmidwifery.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/ten-things-women-say-in-labor-that-are-totally-normal/

Support and Comfort for Labor

Walk, Move Around and Change Positions throughout Labor
https://www.lamaze.org/childbirth-practices#hbp2

Backache in Labor:
http://birthdocs.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/7Backache-in-Labour.pdf

Avoid Giving Birth on Your Back & Follow Your Body’s Urge to Push
http://www.mothersadvocate.org/pdf/healthybirth_5.pdf

Using Acupressure in Labor

https://acupuncture.rhizome.net.nz

All about birth balls  http://www.attachfromscratch.com/birthing-ball.html

Rebozos – how to use in labor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1p2cd2P63Q4