Building the Toolbox:  Labor Coping Strategy Flashcards for a Natural, Unmedicated Birth

Building the Toolbox: Flashcards for Labor Strategies

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"The labor postures common to traditional women's cultures all over the world include sitting, kneeling, standing, squatting, or the hands-and-knees position.

Using a birth ball in labor can feel so comfortable. Here are a few different ways to use it for your next labor and birth.

5 Positions on a Birth Ball in Labor

See great labor positions to use with a birth ball or peanut ball, including just sitting on the ball. These solutions may help during labor.

Explore the stages of labor with your birthing team, finding a position guide, stages of labor chart, and more to plan ahead for your childbirth experience.

Stages of Labor

Explore the stages of labor with your birthing team, finding a position guide, stages of labor chart, and more to plan ahead for your childbirth experience.

Fetal position  | Normal Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Care (Maternal and Newborn ...

Normal Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Care (Maternal and Newborn Nursing) Part 1

Positive Affirmations have helped me tremendously with each of my births. Here are some examples

Positive Affirmations Card - I had several for my last labor/birth (and leading up to it), but the one that helped me the most was, "No contraction can be stronger than me, because it IS me." as well as being reminded that God made me for this.

Contrary to popular belief, you can move around when you have an epidural. You just need a nurse/provider willing to support you ;)

Penny Simkin Safe Positions for the Mother with an Epidural - Childbirth Graphics -- good resource to study. Even if you have an epidural, changing positions is important for birth!

From Ocala BirthNetwork, a visual guide for some non-bed first stage labor positions.

Natural Pregnancy: Tips for A Natural Labor & Delivery

From Ocala BirthNetwork, a visual guide for some non-bed first stage labor positions.

Here's some sample Mantras for labor. Using the mantra or  #affirmation can help make labor easier on mom.

Use Affirmations to Stay Positive and Reduce Stress During Pregnancy

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