I know you are excited about being pregnant and preparing for your birth! Worried about the pain of labor? I hear ya! It is NORMAL to be afraid of the pain. Learning to cope with pain in childbirth isn’t just for the super crunchy! However you plan to birth, being prepared mentally for labor and the unexpected; exhaustion, medical interventions, and difficult decisions that arise is crucial to experiencing peace and embracing your birth and postpartum experience.
It is so important to prepare for labor AND prepare for life after birth. You can begin preparing during pregnancy to minimize the risk of postpartum depression and experience postpartum peace, joy, and . . . bliss as you are caring for your baby. Here is a little secret, the postpartum period is NOT defined as a disorder or disease. It is not just the first 6 weeks after your baby is born. It's about the transition after birth AND navigating the early years with your child. It is crucial to have guidance, a plan, and support during pregnancy, birth, and through the toddler years!
Shalene Massie; CD, CBE
Hi, I'm a wife, mother of 2 girls, certified Doula and Childbirth/ Postpartum Educator. I have been mentoring parents since 2012 along their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journeys.
I am an advanced certified mentor through Birthing From Within®, owner of Rhythm of Birth Doula Services and Childbirth Education, creator of Postpartum Journey e-course, and lead coordinator of the NRV Birth Collective.Learn How I Will Guide Your Journey!
Pooping in labor is not a topic at the top of your list to discuss at a dinner party or over coffee, but it is an anxiety many women bear alone when preparing for their birth. Read personal stories of pregnant women, their partners, and birth professionals of their anxiety of pooping during labor. Learn about the physiology of pushing, why pooping happens, and how it is managed during birth. This book will help relieve your anxiety, prepare you to completely let go of the fear of pooping, and add a little humor to your mind as you approach labor.
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