Preparing for Birth: Why Being Warned About Birth and Parenthood Can Harm Rather Than Help

Preparing for Birth: Why Being Warned About Birth and Parenthood Can Harm Rather Than Help

While in the midst of preparing for birth, you’ve heard the warnings.  To the uncomfortable person who’s 39 weeks pregnant in the summer heat — “Just wait until you go into labor!” To the pregnant person having a hard time sleeping — “Just wait until the baby’s here!

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“Birth Plans Are Pointless” and Other Childbirth Myths

"Birth Plans Are Pointless" and Other Childbirth Myths

In my work as a birth professional I put an awful lot of energy into dispelling harmful and potentially harmful childbirth myths and misconceptions. Although it takes up more of my time than I would like, educating the public as much as I can and more importantly,

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How to get your husband to come to birth class

How to get your husband to come to birth class

There are a lot of reasons birth education is undervalued. One of the more common is that the pregnant individual wants to attend a birth class but the spouse doesn’t see the point. There may be an additional layer of skepticism if the class is happening outside

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