Comfort Measures in Labor: Resources
Being aware of your local pregnancy, for labor and birth, and postpartum resources can bring a great amount of comfort to a mother both in labor but also before labor even begins. Being prepared for labor and the postpartum time helps ease anxiety that can creep in during labor.
How do you find resources?
Ask around. A few ideas may be to talk with your physician/midwife, join a local moms/pregnancy Facebook group, talk to other moms you know of what they found especially helpful, check with your doula, talk to your local hospital or birth center, inquire at your local library and/or college, attend a childbirth education class.
I would also recommend checking out national and international organizations like the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN), La Leche League International (LLLI), The International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA), Lamaze International, and Birth Boot Camp. There are numerous other organizations that offer excellent resources and can help you connect to local representatives or other local resources.
Here are a few local resources in the Denton area. This is by far not an exhaustive list but just a few places to get started.
- Inanna Birth and Women’s Center
- Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Denton: Women’s Health and Obstetrics
- Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Flower Mound: Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Medical Center of Lewisville: Women’s and Children’s Services
- Denton Area Doulas – local group I am a part of and highly recommend, also includes resources for other services
- Cherish Lactation Care
- Denton Library