Using a Birthing Ball

Using a Birthing Ball

A birth ball is a standard fitness ball that can be used in pregnancy and postpartum for fitness, alignment, and soothing. The birthing ball is a safe and beneficial non-pharmacological tool that can be used in pregnancy and labor to increase your chances of having a vaginal delivery. Postpartum can be sued for healing, recovery, and infant soothing.

Birth is a Guessing Game

Birth is a Guessing Game

Birth is a guessing game. When will I go into labor? How long will labor last? Will be baby be born vaginally? Can I do it with minimal interventions? Will I tear? What if I have to make a decision about a cesarean? Will I have childcare for my other children? What if someone shows up that I didn’t invite?  What will recovery be like? Can I breastfeed successfully?

What to Do if Your Bag of Waters Breaks

What to Do if Your Bag of Waters Breaks

What Is My Bag of Waters?   The bag of waters—or amniotic sac—is a bag or “membrane filled with fluid that surrounds your baby in your uterus during pregnancy.”  The bag of waters is very important to your baby’s health.  The fluid protects your baby and gives your baby room to move around.  The bag itself protects your baby from infections that may get into your vagina.