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B.R.A.I.N. acronym for labor and birth. Parents can follow the 5 step acronym to get the pros and cons of a test of procedure: Benefits, Risks, Alternatives, Intuition, Nothing. Parents, Labor Pain Management, Pain Management Techniques, Decision Making, Pregnancy Info, Labor And Birth, Parenting, Childbirth, Breastfeeding Tips
Use the B.R.A.I.N. Acronym Tool for Labor and Birth Decision Making
The B.R.A.I.N. acronym tool helps a new parent make good, informed decisions in a high stress environment – labor and delivery. B.R.A.I.N. stands for benefits, risks, alternatives, intuition, and nothing. This tool helps parents get the information needed to make excellent decisions with their care providers during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Doulas, midwives, and other birth professionals can help parents use the B.R.A.I.N. acronym tool to figure out what to do next.
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Snacks for Labor and Hospital Bag
Don’t let hunger slow you down – try these scrumptious snacks for labor and delivery specially curated to support you through the challenges of childbirth. Included are ideas for snacks for a hospital bag, snacks for dad at the hospital, high protein snacks for labor, and snacks for the postpartum hospital stay. Stay hydrated and nourished throughout labor to give an energy boost, keep stamina, and to avoid a long labor.
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What is a Childbirth Assistant?
Childbirth assistants can also be called a birth assistant, midwifery assistant, midwife’s assistant, and birth attendant, and attend births at home, or a birth center setting, outside of a hospital. Want to become a childbirth assistant? In this post you'll find the job description, salary, training, and more information on the difference between a childbirth assistant and a midwife, midwifery student, and doula.
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411 Contractions Rule
The 411 contractions rule is an easy way to know when to go to the hospital. Go to the hospital in active labor when each contraction is 4 minutes apart, 1 minute long, and has been going on for 1 hour.
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Birth Documentaries for Parents, Birth Advocates, and Birth Workers
The best birth documentaries to watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Vimeo, YouTube, PBS, and in the UK. Documentaries on childbirth, pregnancy, and postpartum are helpful to prepare to give birth as parents, but also for doulas and other birth workers to understand what is happening in hospital births, homebirths, to help advocate for new parents.
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Do I Need a Doula? | Mother Rising
Do Doulas Attend Hospital Births?
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12 Printable Birth Affirmations
Use these 12 gorgeous, square, printable birth affirmations as a way to prepare for labor and delivery, but also during birth as a source of strength and encouragement. Perfect for a baby shower gift or a thank you gift for a doula. Print square photos from files on your phone at your local photo printing store - easy peasy!
411 Contractions Rule
The 411 contractions rule is an easy way to know when to go to the hospital. Many parents go to the hospital after their labor progresses to 411 contractions – 4 minutes apart, 1 minute long, and has been going on for 1 hour.
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How to Pay a Backup Doula So Everyone’s Happy🤑
Knowing how to pay a backup doula is an important part to every successful doula’s business plan. How much is too low or too high? What’s the sweet spot? How can doulas avoid common pitfalls when paying a backup doula? These questions and much more will be addressed in this blog post about how to pay a backup doula.
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Benefits To Hiring A Doula For Your Birth Journey
A doulas goal is to help mama achieve her birth goals and have the most satisfying, positive birthing experience as possible. Learn more about Doulas in our latest article! #Doula #BirthDoula #PostpartumDoula #BirthSupport #ReasonsToHaveADoula #WhatIsADoula
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Why You Should Hire A Birth & Postpartum DOULA
A doulas goal is to help mama achieve her birth goals and have the most satisfying, positive birthing experience as possible. Learn more about Doulas in our latest article! #Doula #BirthDoula #PostpartumDoula #BirthSupport #ReasonsToHaveADoula #WhatIsADoula #crunchymom
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Do I Need a Doula? | Mother Rising
Do I need a doula? If you are wanting a healthier and happier birth the answer may be yes.
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A Simple, Powerful Prayer for Pregnancy | Mother Rising
Prayer, or talking to God, is a simple way to turn our hearts and minds to the Lord. The following prayer for pregnancy can be used daily or whenever!
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How to Create a Sustainable Birth Community
In this post I will share with you exactly how to create a healthy and effective birth community. I will share with you four simple, yet hard to master, ideas that can radically transform your local birth community enabling you to effectively help more women have positive pregnancies, births and transitions to motherhood. #doula #midwife
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How to Get to the Hospital Without Having a Car Baby | Mother Rising
Nobody wants a car baby. However, with these crazy car birth videos going viral on the internet, it makes sense that parents want to know how to get to the hospital without having a car baby. Follow these instructions to make sure your baby is born at the hospital and not on the side of the road!