Resources for Labor Support During Pregnancy and Childbirth
|Comfort in Labor (PDF), by Penny Simkin, the internationally recognized leader in childbirth education and labor
support, shares her wisdom with women, including comfort measures, effective
positions, and tips for partners and doulas.|
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Doula Advantage: Your Complete Guide to Having an Empowered and
Positive Birth with the Help of a Professional Childbirth Assistant
(2003), by Rachel Gurevich.|
In The Doula Advantage, you will learn the many ways doulas provide labor support, whether you plan a "natural" or medicated birth, how to find, hire, and choose the right doula, how specialized doulas can help you before or after the baby's birth, how doulas help the dad-to-be, and more.
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|The Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth (2002), by Marshall H.
Klaus, John H. Kennell, and Phyllis H. Klaus.|
Real-life examples of the interaction among the doula, the mother, and her partner illuminate what it's like to work with a doula. Appendixes provide detailed information about the training of doulas, the techniques that they employ, and the results of clinical trials of labor support.
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|The Doula Guide to Birth (2009), by Ananda Lowe and Rachel Zimmerman|
This book describes how doulas guide women through the birthing process in ways that are safe and meaningful, and that create the birth and postbirth experience mothers long for. Written by an experienced doula and an award-winning health reporter, the book addresses what doulas do, how each woman can find a doula that suits her needs and preferences, and the tricks of the trade for supporting a women in labor and after birth.
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| The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth (1999), by Henci Goer. (See chapter 11.)|
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|The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions (3rd edition, 2008), by Penny Simkin.|
Wise resource to help your spouse/partner, friend or another companion give you the special and powerful gift of continuous support as you give birth. Includes many labor "comfort measures" and strategies for difficult labors that can make all the difference for you.
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|Comfort Measures for Childbirth |
The 91-minute DVD is divided into 4 sections: 1) Basic relaxation and rhythmic breathing, 2) Comfort measures, devices, and positions, 3) Techniques to help with back pain and labor progress, and 4) Positions and techniques for pushing and birth. The detailed interactive menu allows you to choose exactly what you want to watch the entire DVD, a single section, or even a single comfort measure to learn or review.
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