Is your goal to arrive at the hospital  while in transition, or right before? Here's how to labor at home as long as possible before heading to the hospital.

How to Labor at Home as Long as Possible

Is your goal to arrive at the hospital while in transition, or right before? Here's how to labor at home as long as possible before heading to the hospital. This is what I would like to do if my husband doesn't force me to the hospital.

When You're Afraid Of Giving Birth-- it's a normal stage of pregnancy.

When You're Afraid of Giving Birth

When You're Afraid Of Giving Birth-- it's a normal stage of pregnancy. It has helped me with my first bc I have already been having those feelings about giving birth for the first time!

Pregnant for the first time? Getting a little worried about labor? This labor advice is AWESOME for first time moms to be.

The Hands-Down Best Labor Advice Ever

Pregnant for the first time? Getting a little worried about labor? This labor advice is AWESOME for first time moms to be- actually any mommy to be no matter how many times you've gone through labor and delivery.

Active birth is a range of techniques that some women use to help them stay in control during labour, cope with the pain and reduce the need for pain relief medications. Some women like to do yoga, relaxation exercise, hypnotherapy and attend childbirth classes to help them prepare for labour. These methods are not necessarily supported by research but some women find them useful. It is important that you# choose the right support #people in labour. This is a very special time# for you and…

Fertility Diet

Active birth is a range of techniques that some women use to help them stay in control during labour, cope with the pain and reduce the need for pain relief medications. Some women like to do yoga, relaxation exercise, hypnotherapy and attend childbirth

Why it is important to delay #clamping or cutting the #umbilical-cord "at least" until it has stopped pulsating and blanched white.  (It is even better to wait till the placenta has delivered).

Why it is important to delay clamping or cutting the umbilical-cord "at least" until it has stopped pulsating and blanched white. (It is even better to wait till the placenta has delivered).

Most doctors and nurses want to wipe vernix off of baby immediately after birth. Don't let them! Vernix offers so many benefits for baby when you rub it in. http://www.mamanatural.com/vernix/

Vernix: Don’t Wash It Off, Rub It In

Most doctors and nurses want to wipe vernix off of babies immediately after birth. Vernix offers so many benefits for baby when you rub it in.

A Nurse's Guide to What's Actually Happens During the Postpartum Period

A Nurse's Guide to What Actually Happens During the Postpartum Period

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

Building the Toolbox: Flashcards for Labor Strategies

I'll admit it. This is a VERY reactionary post. I saw this list: 27 Dumbest Things Dads Have Said in the Delivery Room and it bugged me. Because in the many births I've attended, the amazing, supportive, helpful and loving partners have far, far outweighed the fumbles. And I'm really tired of the…

This is a VERY reactionary post. I saw this list: 27 Dumbest Things Dads Have Said in the Delivery Room and it bugged me. Because in the many births I've attended, the amazing, supportive, helpful and loving partners have far, far outweighe

Oh my goodness YOU GUYS!  This is the best thing I've read on how to get through labor without drugs.  It's AMAZING! Check it out!

How to Get Through Transition Without an Epidural

Wondering how to cope through transition without an epidural? Here's what you can expect during the transition phase of labor and how to cope like a boss.

10+ Powerful Photos Of Dads In The Delivery Room To Celebrate Father's Day

10+ Powerful Photos Of Dads In The Delivery Room To Celebrate Father’s Day

Powerful Photos Of Interracial new Dad & Mom In The Delivery Room emotional at the birth of their child

Mom and Baby - infographic on reasons for skin to skin contact immediately following delivery

Mom and Baby - Wait for the Weight and Bond With Baby First! (First moments after birth) - Lamaze

do things greater than your expectations

Inspirational baby birth affirmation saying to aspire to be strong and greater than your expectations. I am not afraid.

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