By Mindy Cockeram, LCCE
When couples in my childbirth classes are learning techniques for coping in labor that involve their labor partner massaging mom's hips or sacrum, I always talk about the great position the partner is in for spotting the red, purple or dark line (depending on skin color) tha
As leaders in childbirth education, Lamaze International developed a set of birth practices to help women learn what they can do, along with the help of a good care provider, to give birth in the safest and most healthy way possible. The Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices are the foundation of Lamaze, a
By Pat Olney, MS, CGC, Pregnancy Risk Specialist, MotherToBaby Georgia
One day in early June I received a frantic call from a woman who had first called Georgia’s Poison Control Center worried about the agent used to treat her varicose veins. She thought that she did the right thing by postponing
Some days it seems as though pregnancy and birth is all over the media. Even more true for pregnant people who have a super-heightened radar for picking up anything that mentions bump, birth, or baby. But with pregnancy, birth, and parenting information, there can be too much of a good thing.
Pregnant? Not your first baby? Maybe it's your fourth. Have you considered taking a childbirth class? I know what you're thinking -- "I've had a baby(ies) before; why would I take a childbirth class?" And while it's true that the process of giving birth has not likely changed since the last time you