TOOLS FOR BIRTH
You may wonder what sorts of tools I use to help moms manage discomfort, relax and find focus during labor. My bags are full of tools to provide counter-pressure, reduce anxiety and other help you through the intense feelings and emotions of birth. Here's a look at some of those tools. They might include: Cold packs • Massage oil • Small hand massage tools • Movement: rocking, swaying, lunging, rolling on a ball • Positioning: numerous positions to relieve discomfort and open the birth passage • Cool cloths • Guided imagery • The wall, the floor, doorways or whatever flat service at our disposal • Beds, tables, pillows, blankets • An amazing number of common kitchen gadgets. Click on images to enlarge.