Do you think childbirth classes are necessary?
Anytime a company or person becomes semi-well known, there will be rumors about them. It’s just the way of the world, and something we must all accept as an unpleasant side effect of being successful. Mostly, when I hear things about Baby Steps, I hear that our classes are thorough, that we present information and […]
by Crystal Bowden Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally By Janet Balaskas This book uses an approach of preparation using Hatha yoga to ready your body for childbirth. Active birth is the process of having a normal labor and birth by following the instincts of your body. Included are very in depth […]
This is a great article with some rules for birth partners to follow. Yes, daddies-to-be, that means you. This is a great starting point for learning how to support your partner during her labor. Another great source is The Birth Partner, Second Edition by Penny Simkin. It’s very important that you understand the process of […]
From our November 2009 newsletter: If you’ve been on the internet lately, you’ve probably seen the news about the United States’ maternal mortality rate. The US currently ranks 41st in the world and there are reports that maternal death is under-reported. Infant mortality is no better. Reading these articles and comments by health care professionals […]
The majority of American women choose to have an epidural during labor and birth. Like most interventions, an epidural can be an important tool when used judiciously. Occasionally, it can help prevent other complications. However, an epidural has its own risks, and women should be aware of these risks to themselves and their babies well […]