Category Archives: Managing Labor

Nitrous Oxide on it’s way back to the US market for laboring women

I was thrilled to have heard this on the radio news report yesterday! In the past year I have had more than a few clients asking me about it’s availability for their hospital births. Laughing gas takes the edge off … Continue reading

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Push Principles and Preparation

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Nashville’s Christian Childbirth Class: Alpha

Alpha is a faith-based comprehensive childbirth class to prepare you for the birth of your child whether it is at home, a hospital, or a birth center. Registering now! Check out the website: alphachildbirth.com.

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GBS positive? Concerned about testing GBS positive?

There are always choices, and using Hibiclens instead of routine antibiotics during labor is proven as effective as antibiotic use. Here is the regimen that US midwives use, patterned after European nations Hibiclens standard. Hibiclens is available over-the-counter. You can … Continue reading

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“Have you had any procedures done to your cervix?”

Cervical Scar TIssue- A big issue that no one is talking about Continue reading

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Concerning the newsmaking ‘Christmas Miracle’ Birth

Unless you were in utter news isolation during Christmas, you probably heard tale of the birth of a baby and recovery of it’s mother after complete cardiac and respiratory arrest during labor. When I first heard the news, I was … Continue reading

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Planning on laboring without pain medication?

Some suggestions to help you minimize or eliminate the use pain medication: – gather a supportive birth team, which could include a doula, and practice relaxation and comfort measures with them before labor – be sure that medical staff knows … Continue reading

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