Transition Trash Talk

Transition Trash Talk

BYD Blog During spontaneous, natural childbirth, it is not uncommon for women to release tension in transition with transition trash talk. Think about it, labor is hard work! And transition is usually the most challenging time in labor. As a birth doula who frequently...
Easier Said Than Done

Easier Said Than Done

BYD Blog Easier said than done. Modern mass media does childbirth and childrearing an injustice. Not all births are emergencies, not all cesareans are emergencies, and not all births are risky. However we are surrounded by Dr. Google, Facebook groups, blogs, and TV...
A Shadow of Fear

A Shadow of Fear

Fear can stop you in your tracks. Leave you frozen, unable to move forward and unable to move backward. Clarity of thought disappears, your muscles lock up, tension increases, and pain, both perceived and real, is magnified.  Managing fear is critical in childbirth. With training and practice, it is possible to disengage from the fear.  In order to do this, you must recognize the fear, stop, take a minute to breathe and practice the techniques outlined below.

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