Supporting Women’s Instinctive Pushing Behavior During Birth
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Supporting-Womens-Instinctive-Pushing-E-Book (free download)

(This eBook may be freely downloaded from the link above. It is a curated selection of blog posts that have been reproduced with permission from
Most women are familiar with the way the current medical model tells woman they should push. Flat on back, curled up, three hard pushes for each contraction, each for the count of 10. What if I were to tell that evidence does no support this practice and that there is a safer and more comfortable way for women to birth their baby? This e-book explains an evidence-based approach to the pushing stage of labor that allows the woman to be in charge and provides a safer birthing option.

The Side Effects of Pitocin®
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This handout will provide you with a tool to illustrate the common situations where Pitocin is employed, side effects, and additional support that may be required from its use. A color and black/white version of the handout is included.

Childbirth Models of Care: Medical vs. Midwifery
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Models of care for childbirth can be divided into two camps: medical or midwifery. Care providers typically are not all one or the other, but the “Childbirth Models of Care: Medical vs. Midwifery” handout helps expectant mothers understand how the … Read More

Actions Steps for 2nd Stage Labor
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An illustrated diagram of action steps that a doula may take during what is typically referred to as the second stage of labor. Handout is provided in both a full color and black and white (coloring page) format.

Medication Reference Cards
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A handy tool for helping doulas and their clients understand better the different medications, drugs, vitamins, etc. used in and around child birth. This ready-to-print-and-assemble PDF file features a set of 34 of the most commonly used medications.

Doula Intake Form
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The doula intake form is built to assist doulas in asking questions and becoming fully versed in the needs, wants, and desires of the expectant mother during her pregnancy and labor.

Abuse Survivors & Childbirth: Creating a Safe Space
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A discussion of working with survivors of abuse and the unique set of challenges that presents with childbirth. This webinar discusses what a doula can do to create a safe space for this type of woman in childbirth.

Creating Space: Physiologic Movement
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Women’s bodies are equipped with powerful muscles, joints, and organs that make it possible for a baby to be birthed safely. With modern lifestyle habits of sitting and less movement, a woman’s body needs support getting back into normal physiologic shape. Getting the body back into shape is a matter of applying simple ideas to strengthen and stabilize the pelvis, decrease tight muscles to allow give, and lots of normal physiologic movement.

This is a class intended for labor support professionals to assist their clients with movements and exercises they can encourage before, during, and after labor.

Doulas in the Labor and Delivery Room
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This single page, unbranded informational handout is great for helping potential clients understand the importance of having a doula to support a laboring mother.

Websites for Doulas
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As a doula, you know you should probably get a website up and running, but you have no idea where to start. This e-book will provide you with the basics from learning how to help people find your site and creating a name, to blogging and social media. Get started now on building a business with your own doula website!

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