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Touch-Me-Not Pain Coping Techniques

When you despise being touched and are labeled as a “touch-me-not”, the concept of hands-on pain management during childbirth can make your skin crawl. How can you deal with the pain without someone touching on you throughout labor? We guest blogged for Albany Doula and Placenta Encapsulation. In that post we discussed some options for labor comfort and pain management …

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Baby Got Back {Labor}

I have been asked many times, “What is back labor?” Back labor is the name given to the intense feeling some women experience in their lower back during contractions. Some women even recall having this feeling between contractions. This feeling is usually due to the pressure of baby’s head against the woman’s lower back. Although back labor isn’t always avoidable, there are …

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Can Nitrous Oxide help you have a better birth?

I’ve been reading some articles recently about Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) and birth. Laughing your way through contractions and pain to bring your baby earth side sounds like an ideal birth to me. As a birth doula, I want to be able to offer my clients more pain management options. Nitrous Oxide usage in obstetrical care has been around since the …