(guidelines from their web site DONA.org.) Hire a doula that is the best match. Every birthing family should have a birth doula. It is well worth the effort and is a learning experience with great value. Step 1: Locate a short list of doulas. … [Read more...] about DONA – How to hire a doula.
1) Birth is so painful only a few people can get through it without pain medications. In fact just the opposite is true. Most women can manage the pain of childbirth. Only a few find it unbearable when they have continuous labor support. 2) … [Read more...] about Myths of Childbirth
BirthLink was founded in 1996 based on the principles of undisturbed birth, immediate uninterrupted bonding and and breastfeeding. These are practices that are rare in our culture. Since we started educating parents about these birth options we have … [Read more...] about Labor of Love
by Jill Gliha, BirthLink Board Member Part Six of a Six Part Series - Empowering Hospital Birth Delay all hospital protocol for two hours after the birth. Much of what " needs " to be done to your baby after the birth does not need to be done … [Read more...] about Bonding – The Golden Moment
by Jill Gliha, BirthLink Board Member Part Four of a Six Part Series - Empowering Hospital Birth When at home you are comfortable. You can sleep. You can eat. You can shower. You can poop. You can walk around etc. etc. etc. Your body and it's … [Read more...] about Stay Home as Long as You Can