The Home Waterbirth of Osiris by Adachi Dada
Once the contraction past eye stood up to get to the restroom, and bam there came another one, this one tho was shorter but it caused me to hold on to baby bed rail and bend. Eye then told hubby hopefully when eye urinate they will subside. Well went there and did that, and as eye am leaving restroom there came another one! When eye tell you these suckers were not stopping and increasing more each time--whew!! So eye looked at the clock to kinda see what time it was again, it was right at 3:45am and in my thoughts was, wow its been 30 mins and they haven’t stopped and getting stronger. ...continue.
Open Your Mouth - Open Your Cervix
So many women are afraid of being noisy in birth. You would not believe the number of women I have spoken to who are afraid of making noise, vocalizing, etc... during labor and birth.
I believe it is a bi-product of our culture. Women, a few years ago, were taught to be seen and not heard - this belief is still prevalent in some American sub-cultures. ...continue.
Why Exercise Is Important After Having A Baby
Caution is required before jumping back into an exercise program, especially with your abdominals. During pregnancy, your abdominals will separate from the added pressure of the baby. This is called diastasis recti. It's important that you minimize the separation, allowing the abs to function properly, and also before doing any strenuous abdominal work. ...continue.
Uninterrupted Childbirth: Reducing Infant Mortality
The United States ranks as 33rd in the world when it comes to infant mortality. This means 32 other countries have lower infant mortality rates than the United States, even though we supposedly have the best medical health care in the world. Why is this the case? We have to stop and consider why. Is all this pitocin induction, electronic fetal monitoring, ultrasound examination, epidural anesthesia, forceps delivery and cesarean section helping to increase the number of live births? Is being in the hospital for birth safer than being at home? Is intervening frequently into the birth process and trying to medically manage birth resulting in better birth outcomes? ...continue.
Herbs for Childbirth
I've received quite a few inquiries about the kinds of herbs that are available and safe to use for childbirth. The following page contains a list of herbs to use from the onset of labor throughout childbirth. Please be responsible and do your own research before making use of any herb.
Home Birth Videos for Inspiration
Family profiles of those who've chosen an alternative to giving birth in the hospital. If you, at any point, become aware of videos existing online–please notify me, so I can add it to the collection.
What Exactly is Lotus Birth?
Lotus birth, or umbilical nonseverance, is the practice of leaving the umbilical cord attached to both the baby and the placenta following birth, without clamping or severing, and allowing the cord the time to detach from the baby naturally. In this way the baby, cord and placenta are treated as a single unit until detachment occurs, generally anywhere from three to seven days after birth, and sometimes longer. ...continue.
Laugh A Little: Secrets of Painless Childbirth
Can laughter really help diminish pain during your labor? Ina May states "Pain-numbing endorphins, nature's opiates, are instantly effective and have no negative side effects. A smile is good. A chuckle is better. A good belly laugh is one of the most effective forms of anesthesia." Better yet, laughter helps open the sphincters. Why is this important? Your sphincters (including your excretory, cervical and vaginal) are responsible–
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