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Parents Who Did This between Contractions Reduced Their Pain | Mother Rising

When preparing for labor, so much of the focus is on coping through the pain of each contraction that parents forget about the gift of breaks between contractions. Contractions are not constant, they come and go.  During contractions women feel many sensations such as pressure and pain, but between contractions much of this goes away. […]

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Tips for Dads in the Delivery Room (Like How to Not Pass Out) | Mother Rising

Many parents in my childbirth classes want to learn tips for dads in the delivery room (like how to not pass out and be totally useless).  It’s pretty common for dads to worry about being in the way, not knowing what to do, and navigating the hospital scene.  Dads really want their partners and baby […]

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How Far Apart Should Contractions Be Before Going to the Hospital?

When planning for their hospital birth, many parents want to know how far apart should contractions be before going to the hospital.  Dads want to know so they don’t accidentally have a car baby 🙂 and moms want to make sure to get to the hospital in time for an epidural.  (Care providers want everyone healthy […]

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Tips for Kicking Birth Trauma in the Ass | Mother Rising

Birth trauma happens when someone experiences a deeply distressing or disturbing birth.  Sometimes birth trauma can result from a physically traumatic experience, but more often than not, birth trauma leaves few visible scars. One woman may experience feelings of trauma after a seemingly “easy” and straightforward vaginal birth, and yet another may effortlessly breeze through […]

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10 Big Mistakes New Moms Make During Pushing at Birth | Mother Rising

By becoming educated on and avoiding the following 10 big mistakes new moms make during pushing at birth, I believe parents will have a better birth and transition to motherhood. 10 Big Mistakes New Moms Make During Pushing at Birth Before we dive in, let’s describe the goals of the pushing stage of labor.  I […]

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