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You had your baby where?!?! A look at choices in childbirth setting.

Here in the US, we are blessed to have lots of different options—just look at the ketchup/catsup isle in any grocery store and you’ll see what I mean. 1,092 more words


What to Expect When Your Baby Is Not Who You Expected Him to Be: 5 Strategies for Parenting a High Needs Baby

You can never be quite sure of who this tiny human is going to be after he or she emerges from your womb.

We often expect an image like this one (Artist: … 459 more words

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What to do when you JUST. CAN'T. SLEEP!

How frustrating is it when you lay down for a good night’s rest, but it never comes? You lie awake, counting sheep or thinking about colors or whatever it is your supposed to do, but nothing works. 481 more words


Research Summary on Effectiveness of Non-Drug Coping Techniques

There have been several literature reviews of available research on the available non-pharmacological techniques for coping with labor pain. Each of these reviews acknowledges the limitations of the research that they compile: primarily the studies are small sample sizes, and are not properly randomized control trials. 270 more words

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New Ways to Talk about Labor Pain V: Research on Effectiveness of 3 Mechanisms

In 2012, a new Cochrane review of pain management for women in labor was released. Although it had positive things to say about the non-pharmacological techniques, it also said that research into their efficacy was unclear due to limited evidence… 626 more words

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New Ways to Talk about Labor Pain, IV: Bonapace Method

The Bonapace Method for reducing pain during childbirth can be used instead of, or in conjunction with, a traditional childbirth education class.

This method does not just teach pain coping techniques, but also teaches about the role of labor pain, how pain messages are transmitted in the body, and three mechanisms that help moderate the perception of pain. 611 more words

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New Ways to Talk about Labor Pain III: Diffuse Noxious Inhibitory Control

Diffuse Noxious Inhibitory Control (DNIC) is one of the mechanisms we can use for managing pain. That name is a mouthful, so I call these counter-irritants. 557 more words

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