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Training Your Coach

Having a baby is huge . . . and likely not something you want to do alone. Research has shown that when you have one or two support people by your side, you are more likely to stick to your birth plan and have fewer interventions. And it’s just nice having someone there to help. In this video, we’ll talk about what a birth coach does, whom to choose, and how to train them so you have the best birth experience possible. Topics include: • birth coach • delivery • labor • support • birth plan • support person • emotional support • communicator • your partner • doula • friends • family • flexible • patient • encourager • childbirth classes.

Entrenando A Su Entrenador

Tener un bebé es algo ENORME… y probablemente no es algo que quieras hacer sola. Las investigaciones han demostrado que cuando tienes a una o dos personas de apoyo a tu lado, es más probable que sigas tu plan de parto y tengas menos intervenciones. Y es agradable tener a alguien allí para ayudar. En este video, hablaremos sobre lo que hace un asesor de parto, a quién elegir y cómo capacitarlo para que tengas la mejor experiencia de parto posible.

L & D: Medical Pain Relief, Interventions

Having a baby is hard work, and choosing how you manage your pain is important. You get to choose! Do you want to take away some or most of the pain? You should know that choosing a medicated option will lead to certain other interventions and procedures. In this video, we discuss your medical pain-relief options, the interventions to which they lead, and some of the medical procedures you might face in childbirth. We’ll show you how to make great decisions in the moment using the B.R.A.I.N. method so you have the best birth experience possible. Topics include: • B.R.A.I.N. • benefits • risks • alternatives • no • not now • medical pain relief • narcotics • epidural • spinal block • nitrous oxide • sterile water injections • medical procedures • interventions • induction • stripping membranes • pitocin • fetal monitoring • breaking bag of water • episiotomy • forceps • vacuum.

L & D: Natural Comfort Measures

Pain in childbirth can feel pretty scary. You might wonder, “can I handle it?! What if I can’t?” In this video we talk all about managing pain the natural way. That’s right, without any pain medication. You can do this! You’ll learn about the three Rs: relaxation, ritual, and rhythm to help you manage pain. Then we discuss various natural comfort techniques to help you lessen the sensation pain. We also discuss the benefits to a more natural birth, and why learning them is helpful, even if you’re planning on the epidural.

Medidas Naturales De Confort

El dolor durante el parto puede ser bastante aterrador. Quizás te preguntes, “¿Puedo manejarlo?, ¡¿Y si no puedo?! ” En este video hablamos sobre cómo manejar el dolor de forma natural. Así es, sin ningún analgésico. ¡Puedes hacerlo! Aprenderás sobre las tres R: Relajación, Ritual y Ritmo para ayudarte a controlar el dolor. Luego, discutimos varias técnicas de confort natural para ayudarte a disminuir la sensación de dolor. También discutimos los beneficios de un parto más natural y por qué aprenderlos es útil, incluso si estás planeando tomar la epidural.

L & D: Getting Ready

In this video, we’ll talk about three important things you need to know as you approach your baby’s birth: 1. How childbirth works, including why you have pain in labor; 2. The five clues that tell you labor is here; 3. The four stages of labor and what to expect in each. You can do this, and we’re going to help you! And when it’s all over, you’ll be so proud of what you’ve accomplished in giving birth. Topics include: • pain • childbirth • signs of labor • lightening • lose mucus plug • water breaking • lower back and belly pain • labor contractions • timing contractions • preterm labor • stages of labor • early or latent phase • crowning • active phase • transition phase • pushing and delivery • expelling the placenta • postpartum period • Braxton-Hicks.

B.R.A.I.N & Decision Making/ Medical Pain Relief, Interventions

B.R.A.I.N & Decision Making: You may be faced with difficult decisions during birth. Labor may not be progressing as quickly as your doctor would like. Or what do you do if pain medicine is offered that wasn’t part of your birth plan? What if your doctor recommends a cesarean? Making important decisions is tough, and having the right tool to help you do it is important. Cue the B.R.A.I.N. method. This five-part decision-making tool will help you narrow down the information you need during labor to make the best well-informed decision for you and your baby.

Medical Pain Relief, Interventions: This lesson will cover the various medical pain relief options—from taking the edge off to removing most of the pain, and the various medical interventions and procedures you might encounter during labor.

Pain & Natural Birth

An unmedicated birth may not be for every mom, or you might change your mind as labor progresses. Even if you plan for an all-natural birth, some medical situations may come up that need to be addressed. This lesson will cover the various medical pain relief options—from taking the edge off to removing most of the pain, and the various medical interventions and procedures you might encounter during labor.