All Posts Tagged ‘labor’

  • Springtime – Labor Coping Methods

    Thursday, April 11th, 2019

    Here in northern California spring-timehas arrived. Finally (less) rain, lots of sunshine, flowers blooming and the amazing California poppy is everywhere. All the spring flowers have me thinking about new birth. I thought this would be a good time to review some of my favorite labor coping methods. These are the the strategies I have found to be most helpful to women.

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  • Memorable Holidays-Memorable Births

    Monday, January 2nd, 2017

    Happy New Year to everyone! I hope you were able to enjoy some down time with your partners, your babies, your families and all the people you love.

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  • My Baby’s Birthday… Such Mixed Emotions… Part 1

    Monday, December 19th, 2011

    I haven’t been writing a whole lot about pregnancy lately but as this is a blog, the reality is that in addition to having a passion for pregnancy and birth, I am a mom, I am an only parent, and there is an awful lot to that.

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  • Managing Labor Pain

    Monday, September 19th, 2011

    Labor is a natural — although challenging — process. No two women have the same degree of labor pain, and no two labors are exactly alike. Ultimately, you need to choose the pain relief option that’s right for you.

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  • C-Sections and Labor Induction

    Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

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  • A Laughing Kind of Labor

    Thursday, February 10th, 2011

    I had such a great day today. I was with a family having their second baby and they were especially excited and happy. Labor, of course isn’t generally a time of laughter but this mom was so astounded that she was in labor (she was a couple of weeks early) and so surprised at how quickly it was happening that between each contraction she laughed and kept saying “I can’t believe it”.

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  • A Humorous Perspective On Letting Nature Happen

    Monday, October 4th, 2010

    Every now and then I come across something that gives a “spot on” reminder of how trying to control the outcome of birth can take away the wonder. This is a humorous video on just that.

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  • Labor Day – More Than One Meaning

    Monday, September 6th, 2010

    Today is Labor Day. A day when, here in the U.S., we celebrate Labor Day. Historically, this was to honor the “labor” movement, although now it seems to be more symbolic of the end of summer and barbecues.

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  • Reflecting On Alexander’s Birth Story

    Monday, August 2nd, 2010

    Last week I wrote about my birthday and birthdays in general and how the day of our birth evolves, over time, into two or three sentence descriptions by our mothers.

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  • February Research: Eating in Labor, Predicting Preterm Labor

    Monday, February 22nd, 2010

    Two new and interesting studies came out this month. I want to be able to pass on this kind of information, as I am able to. Current information keeps all of us moving towards better care for moms and babies.

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