I find I use music in all different ways in my life, from a wake-up playlist to a playlist from my favorite movies to work around the house. Music has a way of relaxing or inspiring people, and is a … Read More
Even though epidurals are a very effective way to control pain during labor (though that does not mean they relieve suffering or anxiety), nearly 16% of epidurals are not effective. Sometimes women cannot even get them before their baby is … Read More
One of the assignments my students do is how a doula can help when their client is diagnosed with a particular medical diagnosis. Below is one student’s response of a great way to see what a doula can do for … Read More
Looking for a way to help women prevent tears and be more comfortable during the pushing stage of labor? You can get the best of both worlds by using warm compresses. A recent study found that the risk of 3rd and … Read More
Student Response by Cara Koehlerth (Editor Note: This was first submitted as an assignment in our program. This student’s response is reprinted here with her permission.) There are many different types of birthing classes & theories designed to explain labor … Read More
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