Great article explaining different labor and birth positions and how they affect the flexibility and opening of the pelvis. I would highly suggest all expecting parents and birth support people to read this article.
I recently found out about super slow music. This is music that people have taken and slowed down significantly using a piece of software that keeps the music from sounding low & weird and, instead, just extends the length of each note. It can make a fast or tense anthem into a beautiful and tranquil song. The Jurassic Park Theme slowed down 1000% is probably my favorite so far. This is a highly hypnotic and relaxing song. I love to have it playing quietly in the background while I’m reading or writing. I would highly recommend checking out some of these supper slow songs as possible additions to your labor play lists or even as ways of relaxing during and after pregnancy. I know it sounds crazy but trust me on this one, they are great.
This is one woman’s list of what she suggests you should always carry with you when you are pregnant. They all sounded like fantastic ideas to me. 🙂
Whether it be your job, a relationship, finances, health, the fear of the unknown, or worry that your actions may have hurt someone, we all are familiar with stress and how is can negatively affect us. Eating a more balanced diet, exercising, and using relaxation techniques have long been advised for reducing or dealing with stress. This article lists 11 ways that are a little less well known and may be things you haven’t thought of trying before.
Everyone at your birth will make some kind of impact on the way you birth and on how you will look back on the birth later on. It is very important to be honest with yourself and others when deciding who will be present at the birth of your child. Everyone is an intervention. “That doesn’t make people a bad intervention – they may be incredibly necessary. It just means we must recognize the power they have in our birth space.”