What you can learn as our client:

BIRTH EDUCATION

 

1. Quick Answers
2. Baby’s Growth
3. Mindfulness
4. Nutrition
5. Breathing
6. Preparing for Birth
7. Optimal Positioning & Spinning Babies
8. Pain
9. Placenta
10. Dilation, Effacement, Station
11. Labor Day
12. Group B Strep
13. Gestational Diabetes
14. Preeclampsia
15. Preparing for Postpartum
16. Interventions 101
17. Induction Options
18. Epidural Options
19. Cesarean Options
20. Episiotomy Options
21. Instrumental Delivery Options
22. Placenta Delivery Options
23. Placenta Encapsulation Options
24. Newborn Procedure Options
25. Birth Preferences

 

Birth Clients

1. QUICK ANSWERS
  • When to Call Doula
  • Signs of Labor and Reasons for Changes
  • Signs of Labor Cheat Sheet
  • Tips For Partner
  • Tips For Partner Cheat Sheet
  • When It’s Time To Go In
  • Timing Your Contractions
  • When Should I Worry
  • Tips & Remedies
  • Baby’s Debut Date vs. the Old EDD Method
  • Evidence on Due Dates
  • Birth Preparedness Checklist
  • What To Pack
2. BABY’S GROWTH
  • How Big Is Baby
  • Nine Months That Made You
  • Week 1 Menstruation
  • Week 2 Ovulation
  • Week 3 Conception and Implantation
  • Baby’s Growth at 4 Weeks Pregnant
  • Baby’s Growth at 5 Weeks Pregnant
  • Baby’s Growth at 6 Weeks Pregnant
  • Baby’s Growth at 7 Weeks Pregnant
  • Baby’s Growth at 8 Weeks Pregnant
  • Baby’s Growth at 9 Weeks Pregnant
  • Baby’s Growth at 10 Weeks Pregnant
  • … all the way to 42 Weeks Pregnant
3. MINDFULNESS
  • Birth Empowerment
  • Self-Hypnosis For Birth
  • Switch Off Your Brain
  • Hypnosis Relaxation For Birth
  • Fear Release Script
  • Positive Reframing Your Mind
  • Pregnancy and Birth Affirmations
  • Pregnancy Comments & Responses
4. NUTRITION
  • Weight Gain in Pregnancy
  • Microbiome for Baby
  • Pregnancy Nutrition
  • Essential Oils for Pregnancy & Beyond
  • Probiotics and Pregnancy
  • Benefits of Probiotics, Immunity, and Constipation
  • Probiotics for Lowering Preeclampsia
  • Probiotics and Glucose Metabolism
  • Breastmilk Composition and Decreasing Painful Lactation with Probiotics
  • Probiotics and Reducing Pediatric Asthma and Eczema
  • Fish Oil and Probiotics for Reducing Allergies
  • Probiotics Restoring Normal Microbiota Composition and Function in Cesarean-Born Babies
5. BREATHING
  • Labor Breathing – The Next Generation
  • Breathing Techniques for Labor
  • Heart and Lung Exercises
6. PREPARING FOR BIRTH
  • Amazing Birth Checklist
  • Oxytocin
  • Essential Oils for Pregnancy & Labor
  • Bed Rest Can Harm Instead of Help
  • Birthing the Easy Way in the Hospital
  • Surfing Through Labor
  • Spontaneous Release of Membranes
  • Your Guide to Labour & Birth
  • Laboring Through the Five Senses
  • Avoid Purple-Directed Pushing
  • Prolapsed Umbilical Cord
  • What Women Aren’t Told About Childbirth
  • Home Birth & Hospital Birth
  • Perineal Massage
  • 5 Ways For a Healthy Pregnancy & Birth
  • 6 Simple Steps for a Healthy & Safe Birth
  • How to Help Your Hormones Do Their Wonderful Work
  • Maintaining Freedom of Movement
  • Pathway to A Healthy Birth
  • Evidence on Failure to Progress
7. OPTIMAL POSITIONING
  • Belly Mapping
  • External Cephalic Version
  • Guide to Breech Chart
  • Guide to Breech
  • Occiput Posterior Babies
  • Optimal Fetal Positioning
  • How to Prevent Malposition
  • Research on Vaginal Breech Birth
  • The Miles Circuit
  • Vinaver Method to Turn Breech Baby
  • Ways to Turn a Breech Baby
  • Intro to Spinning Babies
8. PAIN
  • Acupressure Points
  • Comfort in Labor
  • Decreasing Pain by Decreasing Fear
  • Drug-Free Pain Relief
  • Evidence on Labor Pain Relief
  • Labor Pain Management
  • Natural Pain Relief Techniques for Childbirth Using Acupressure
  • Pain in Childbirth
9. PLACENTA
  • All About The Placenta
  • Marginal Insertion Placenta
  • Normal Insertion Placenta
  • Partial Placenta Previa
  • Placenta Accreta
  • Placenta Increta
  • Placenta Percreta
  • Placenta Previa
10. DILATION, EFFACEMENT, STATION
  • Better Birth Dilation Guide
  • Fetal Station 3
  • Fetal Station 4
  • Vaginal Exams
11. LABOR DAY
  • Doulas for Parents & Providers
  • Signs of Labor
  • Help a Woman in Labor
  • Hormones of Labor & Birth
  • Hormones Coloring Book
  • Stages of Labor
  • What to Expect in All Labor Stages
  • Coping With Prodromol Labor
  • What To Do In Early Labor
  • Adequate Support
  • Continuous Labor Support
  • Low-Stress Birthing Environments
  • Let Labor Begin On Its Own
  • Moving Throughout Labor
  • Mobility in Labor
  • Healthy Birth Practices
  • Food in Labor
  • Finding Your Labor Rhythm
  • Saline Hep Lock During Labor
  • Electronic Fetal Monitoring
  • Evidence on Fetal Monitoring
  • Internal Fetal Monitoring
  • Research on Fetal Monitoring
  • Easy Comfort Measures
  • Labor Positions Quick Guide
  • Labor Positions for Various Birth Styles
  • Positions for Laboring
  • Active Labor Positions
  • Avoid Birth on Back & Follow Urge to Push
  • Will You Push For Your Baby
  • Second Stage of Labor – Pushing
  • Perineal Support
  • Precipitous Birth
  • Labor Door Signs
  • Cheeky Labor Door Signs
12. GROUP B STREP
  • All About GBS
  • Cochrane Review: Intrapartum Antibiotics for Known Maternal GBS
  • Evidence Based Birth Takes on Group B Strep
  • Evidence on Group B Strep in Pregnancy
  • Group B Strep in Pregnancy
  • Group B Streptococcus During Pregnancy, Labor, & Birth
  • Real Life Stories on Group B Strep – Evidence Based Birth®
  • Understanding Group B Streptococcus
  • Universal Antenatal Screening for GBS
13. GESTATIONAL DIABETES
  • Diagnosing Gestational Diabetes & the Glucola Test
  • Advising Women With Diabetes in Pregnancy to Express Breastmilk in Late Pregnancy
  • Expressing Colostrum Antenatally
  • Expressing Milk Before Birth: A Tool for Use in Special Circumstances
  • Is it Safe to Express Milk Before Giving Birth?
  • Study Finds Breast Milk Expressing in Pregnancy Safe
14. PREECLAMPSIA
  • Cause of Preeclampsia
  • Preeclampsia: The Cure is Birth, or Is It?
  • Just Diagnosed With Preeclampsia: Now What?
  • Making Sense of Preeclampsia Tests
  • Why Do I Need to Know if I Have Preeclampsia?
  • Preeclampsia & High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy
  • What is HELLP Syndrome?
  • Preeclampsia: Beyond the Basics
  • Time from Preeclampsia Diagnosis to Delivery Affects
  • Preeclampsia and Heart Disease and Stroke
  • Aspirin and Preeclampsia
  • Low-Dose Aspirin Use During Pregnancy
  • After 34 Weeks, is it Safer to Deliver Immediately or Wait if High Blood Pressure is Not Persistently Severe?
  • Breastfeeding in Women with Severe Preeclampsia
  • Postpartum Nutrition after Preeclampsia

15. PREPARING FOR POSTPARTUM
  • Local Resource List
  • Postpartum Plan
  • Postpartum Self-Care Plan
16. INTERVENTIONS 101
  • Informed Consent & Informed Decisions
  • Labor Interventions – How to Avoid & Why You’d Want to
  • Avoid Interventions That Are Not Medically Necessary
  • Professional Recommendations to Limit Labor and Birth Interventions
  • Risks & Benefits
17. INDUCTION OPTIONS
  • Labor Induction Guide
  • The Straight Scoop on Inductions
  • If You Have Been Induced
  • Inductions and Importance of Bishop Score
  • Induction Methods Risks & Benefits
  • Membrane Sweeps – What You Need to Know
  • Pros & Cons of Membrane Sweeping
  • Stripping Membranes
  • AROM – Artificial Rupture of Membranes
18. EPIDURAL OPTIONS
  • Cascading Interventions From an Epidural
  • Epidural Anesthesia for Birth
  • About Epidurals
  • Is Epidural My Only Option
  • Breastfeeding Concerns After Epidurals
  • Non-Pharmacologic Pain Management vs. Epidural Analgesia
  • Intrauterine Pressure Catheter
19. CESAREAN OPTIONS
  • What’s The Deal With Cesareans
  • Cesarean Sections – What Every Woman Needs to Know
  • Physiologic Birth vs. Cesarean Section
  • Evidence on Skin-To-Skin After Cesarean
  • Making Your Cesarean Mother-Baby Friendly
  • Cesarean Prevention Recommendations from Obstetric Leaders
  • Vaginal or Cesarean Birth – What is at Stake for Women and Babies
  • Better Cesarean
  • VBAC Is An Option
20. EPISIOTOMY OPTIONS
  • Visual of Episiotomy
  • Women Who Don’t Push Are 85% Less Likely to Tear
  • Avoiding an Episiotomy
  • Avoiding the Unkind Cut
  • The Husband Stitch Is Not Just a Horrifying Childbirth Myth
  • Doctors Who Ignore Episiotomy Consent
21. INSTRUMENTAL DELIVERY OPTIONS
  • Forceps and Instrument Risks
  • Forceps Delivery
  • Risk of Forceps
  • Vacuum Assisted Delivery
  • Vacuum Assisted Birth Risks and Benefits
22. PLACENTA DELIVERY OPTIONS
  • The Third Stage of Labour
  • Natural vs. Managed Third Stage of Labor
  • Should I Have a Managed or Physiological Third Stage
  • Placenta Delivery: Human & Infant Rights
  • Placenta Delivery in Third Stage of Labor
  • Natural Approach to Labor’s Third Stage
  • Different Routes in Third Stage of Labour
23. PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION OPTIONS
  • Lactation Consultant Perspective on Placenta Encapsulation
  • Placenta Encapsulation Risks and Benefits
  • Health Implications with Placenta Consumption
24. NEWBORN PROCEDURE OPTIONS
  • Bond With Baby Before Newborn Procedures
  • Keeping Your Baby With You
  • Early Skin-to-Skin Contact
  • Common Newborn Procedures
  • Vitamin K Shot Risks and Benefits
  • Vitamin K Myths and Facts
  • Evidence on Erythromycin Eye Ointment
  • Why You Must Demand Delayed Cord Clamping
  • Delayed Cord Clamping: Why Cord Blood Banking Hurts Your Baby
  • Ask The Midwife: Delayed Cord Clamping and Blood Banking
  • Delayed Cord Clamping Could Save As Many As 100,000 Premature Babies
  • Delayed Cord Clamping Risks & Benefits
  • Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping
  • Why No Baby Bath After Birth
  • Delaying Baby Bath Benefits
  • Evidence and Ethics on Circumcision
25. BIRTH PREFERENCES
  • Priorities for Childbirth
  • Understanding Your Biases and Orientation in Medical Decision Making
  • Strategies for Specific Triggers of Anxiety during Childbirth
  • Getting What You Want For Your Birth Experience
  • Determining Risks And Benefits
  • Making Decisions for Pregnancy
  • Decision-Making Worksheet
  • Sample Birth Plan – Birth Center
  • Sample Birth Plan – Hospital A
  • Sample Birth Plan – Hospital B
  • Birth Planning Worksheet
  • Birth Plan Images
  • What To Ask Your Care Provider – Quicklist
  • What to Ask a Birth Center
  • What to Ask a Hospital
  • What to Ask a Midwife
  • What to Ask an OB-GYN_Physician
  • Assess Your Doctor’s Answers
  • Choosing a Care Provider
  • Changing Your Care Provider
  • When and How to Break Up With Your OB
  • Who Should Be My Care Provider
  • 20 Reasons to Hire a Midwife
  • You’re Not Allowed to Not Allow Me
  • Being Admitted to the Hospital or Signing Consent Forms is Not Implied Consent

POSTPARTUM EDUCATION

 

1. Newborn & Postpartum Essentials
2. Emotional Health
3. Family Support
4. Warning Signs
5. Newborn Traits
6. Grooming
7. Infant Massage
8. Newborn Immunity
9. Sibling Assimilation
10. Pet Assimilation
11. Traveling
12. Playtime
13. Tummy Time
14. Sleep
15. Soothing
16. Baby Wearing/Carrying
17. Suggested Readings
18. Breastfeeding

 

Postpartum Clients

1. NEWBORN & POSTPARTUM ESSENTIALS

Ayurveda Postpartum Support

Dosha Constitution and Postpartum Recovery

Baby Night Lights for Better Sleep

Humidity & Temperature for Nursery

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  • Top products to heal from episiotomy/perineum tears
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  • Best digestive and helpful natural elimination aids
  • Favorite effective white noise sound machines
  • Top picks for humidifiers, diffusers, air circulators, fans
  • Best grooming devices for newborn fingernails and baby’s earwax
  • Favorite cradle cap preventers and remedies
  • Safest natural baby soap, newborn shampoo, and conditioner for babies
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  • Best natural diaper creams
  • Top strollers
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2. EMOTIONAL HEALTH
  • A Little Self-Care Goes A Long Way
  • Back to Normal in Six Weeks
  • Bonding and Attachment
  • Bonding Naturally with Your Baby
  • Bonding – What it Means
  • Easing into Parenthood – The First Six Weeks Postpartum
  • Factors That Influence Postpartum Recovery
  • Mood Disorders – Quick Reference
  • Perinatal Mental Health
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Postpartum Depression Risk Assessment in Pregnancy
  • Postpartum Mental Health Checklist
  • Symptoms of Perinatal Mental Health Clinical Classifications
  • The Baby Blues
  • The Fourth Trimester – Postpartum Healing
  • Tips to Deal with Frustration and Anger
  • Unhappiness After Childbirth – Self Assessment
  • Unwanted Advice
3. FAMILY SUPPORT
  • 10 Tips for Dads
  • Are Mothers and Fathers Interchangeable
  • Becoming A Dad
  • Becoming Attached to Your New Baby
  • Dads Play an Important Role
  • Fatherhood Challenges & Rewards of Caring for Infants
  • Fatherhood – When Worries Settle In
  • Fathers and Deciding on Breastfeeding
  • Fathers Can Support Breastfeeding
  • Getting Dads More Involved
  • Grandparents & Breastfeeding
  • Help From Family & Friends
  • How Family Members Can Support Mother
  • How to Have A Happy Marriage
  • Information for Dads
  • Myths About Good Parenting
  • New Dads
  • Parenting Well When Emotions Run High
  • Postpartum Plan
  • Postpartum Self-Care Plan
  • Postpartum Visitors Sign
  • Supporting a Breastfeeding Mother
  • Support Your Daughter
  • Support Your Partner
4. WARNING SIGNS
  • Essential Oils for New Moms & Infants
  • Warning Signs in the Newborn
  • Warning Signs in the Postpartum Mother
5. NEWBORN TRAITS
  • Newborn Senses
  • Newborn Stomach Sizes
  • Normal Newborn Appearance
  • Your Newborn’s Appearance
6. GROOMING
  • Bathing Your Baby
  • How Often Should I Bathe My Baby
  • Stop The Diaper Changing Battles
  • Umbilical Cord
7. INFANT MASSAGE
  • The Right Touch – Art of Infant Massage
8. NEWBORN IMMUNITY
  • Probiotics for Baby’s Best Health
  • How to Prevent Deadly Infection in Babies
  • Research Study on Persistence of Supplemented Probiotics in Breastfed Infants
  • The Bacteria Babies Need
  • The Importance of Infant Exposure to Micro-Organisms
9. SIBLING ASSIMILATION
  • How to Handle Demands of a Toddler & Newborn
  • First Born Jealousy
10. PET ASSIMILATION
  • Ways to Include Your Dog
11. TRAVELING
12. PLAY TIME
  • Toys for Babies
13. TUMMY TIME
14. SLEEP
  • Eight Sleep Tips
  • How to Get Enough Sleep in the Few Weeks After Birth
  • Moving From Crib To Bed
  • Newborn Babies Sleep
  • Preventing and Managing Infant Sleep Problems
  • Safe Sleep for You and Baby
  • Sleep-Activity States
  • Sleep For New Parents
  • Sleeping – PURPLE Crying
  • Sleeping With a Pacifier
  • Solving Naptime Problems
  • Tips for New Parents to Get More Sleep
  • Treating Sleep Problems Once They Arise
  • What Is Preventing Sleep
  • What is Sleep Training
  • Where Should My Baby Sleep
  • Why Short Cat-Naps Are Not Good Enough
  • Why Skipping a Nap Results in Meltdown
  • Wonderful Sounds For Sleep
15. SOOTHING
  • Baby Tantrums
  • Calming A Crying Baby
  • Calming A Crying Newborn
  • Common Features & Principles of Soothing
  • Commonly Asked Questions About Fussy Baby
  • Common Sense & Well Tried Soothing Methods
  • Does Your Baby Have Colic
  • Overstimulating A Newborn
  • Protecting Your Infant
  • Real Life Challenges of Infant Crying
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Shaken Baby Syndrom (SBS)
  • The Calming Reflex And Colic
  • The Relation of Crying to SBS
  • Time-Tested Baby Calmers Checklist
  • What is the Period of PURPLE Crying
  • When Baby Cries – Why?
16. BABYWEARING/CARRYING
  • Babywearing Benefits
  • Babywearing
  • Choosing a Baby Carrier
17. Suggested Readings

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  • Books for Expecting Mothers
  • Books for Expecting Fathers
  • Books for Children and Expecting Siblings
18. BREASTFEEDING
  • Best Breastfeeding Position
  • Breastfeeding Babies With Special Needs
  • Bottle-Feeding Tips
  • Breastfeeding the Sleepy Baby
  • Breast Milk vs. Formula
  • Breastfeeding Benefits That Last A Lifetime
  • Breastfeeding in the First Hour of Life
  • The Golden Hour
  • Staying Together in The Golden Hour
  • A Newborn’s Best Start in The Golden Hour
  • The Importance of Skin to Skin Contact
  • Breastfeeding Positions
  • Care Plan – Getting Started With Breastfeeding
  • Care Plan – Managing Engorgement
  • Care Plan – Baby Won’t Latch
  • Care Plan – Sore Nipple Management
  • Care Plan – Supplementation
  • Breastfeeding Starting Out Right
  • Sore Nipples & Proper Positioning
  • 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding
  • When Baby Does Not Yet Latch
  • A Good Start to Breastfeeding
  • Nipple Shields
  • A Strong Start with Breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding the Premature Baby
  • Breastfeeding and Jaundice
  • Baby’s Weight Gain Guide
  • Feeding Patterns
  • The Magical Bond of Love
  • Latching and Feeding Management
  • Late Onset & Decreased Milk Supply or Flow
  • Domperidone
  • Engorgement
  • What a Breastfeeding Mother Needs
  • Breastfeeding As a Busy Mom
  • Protocol to Increase Breastmilk Intake
  • Breastfeeding and Traveling
  • Sore Nipples & Engorgement
  • Breastfeeding and Drugs
  • Hand Expressing Breastmilk Guide
  • Breastfeeding and Other Foods
  • Expressing By Hand
  • Expressing Your Breastmilk
  • Hand Expressing Breastmilk Visuals
  • Breastfeeding and Compression
  • Breastfeeding and Working
  • Is My Baby Getting Enough Milk
  • What to Feed Baby When Mother is Working
  • Breastfeeding Your Adopted or Surrogate Born Baby
  • Finger and Cup Feeding
  • Candida Protocol
  • Bottle Feeding Your Breastfed Baby
  • Domperidone and the FDA
  • Lactation Aid
  • Medela Human Milk Insights
  • What’s In Breastmilk & Formula
  • Milk Storage
  • Starting Solid Foods
  • Herbal Remedies for Milk Supply
  • Extreme Fullness
  • Fluconazole
  • Hypoglycæmia of Newborn Low blood Sugar
  • Illness in the Breastfeeding Parent or Baby
  • How To Know A Health Professional Is Not Supportive
  • Toxins and Infant Feeding
  • Vasospasm
  • Tongue-tie Lip-Tie and Release