Friday, July 13, 2012

I've been gone for way too long!

I was posting a recipe on my personal blog today and realized that it was my first blog post for 2012.  Yikes!  Where have I been all year?  Then I peeked at this one and couldn't believe that I've been neglecting it for almost as long.  I will try to be better about posting more regularly but let's be honest, I've been so busy lately that blogging has taken a back seat.  I'm not complaining, being busy means that I'm helping plenty of mamas out there get the birthing experience they want and deserve.  I've recently been reading a book about hypnobirthing so maybe that will be my next blog post.  Oh, and I'm currently 14 weeks pregnant (forgot to mention that 14 weeks ago on here too!  Whoops!) so that could be another idea for a post.  Ok, so enough rambling and pretending that I'm actually posting something useful.  This is my heartfelt apology for not having entertained or informed anyone on anything childbirth related in the last 6 months.  I promise to try harder soon.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Power of the Shower in Labor

Alice Turner from Your Doula Bag has written a great blog post about using the shower as a pain coping method in labor.  I have seen laboring moms use the shower with great success in helping to deal with their pain from contractions and to relax during labor.

Although I never quite made it into the shower for my labor with my son, I am definitely going to try it for any future labors.  The shower is my go to remedy for anytime I have a migraine, back ache, or other illness so I fully believe in using it in labor.  You can read Alice's article on the topic HERE.