Labor, Dr. Seuss Style

Can I labor over there?
Can I labor on the chair?
No! No labor over there!
Don’t labor on the chair!
Sit there, sit there, you will see,
You must labor with this IV!
I do not like this sharp IV!
I need to move, to dance, to pee!
Doctor, Doctor, let me be;

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Say, get your pesky hands off me!
No! You can’t move, or dance, or pee!
You must labor with this IV!
Not over there, not on the chair,
Not with the ball, you’ll have a fall!
Can I labor with a doula?
Can I use some calendula?
Can I labor on hands and knees?
Can I birth just how I please?
No! Not with a doula!
No –what’s calendula?
Lay back, lay back, count to ten,
Breathe –he he hoo –push again!
No thank you, doctors, nurse, and crew,
I’ll go and labor without you.
I’ll labor here, I’ll labor there!
In the shower –everywhere!
I’ll labor standing, squatting, sitting
I’ll labor on my couch while knitting!
I’ll have a doula –I’ll have three!
They’ll let me eat and bring me tea.
Try them! Try them! You will see!
You can go shove that darn IV.

~Author Unknown.

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Positioning in Pregnancy, Is it Important?

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We believe in positioning so much, that we teach an on-going ‘Comfort Measures in Pregnancy & Labor’ class twice a month! Reserve your spot now and learn how to relieve some of those pregnancy aches and pains, and how to position yourself for comfort during labor.

Upcoming classes with Positive Birth Community.

Peace and belly love,

~PBC

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Upcoming Classes: “Comfort Measures in Pregnancy & Labor”, “Writing Your Birth Plan” @BabyEarth

Comfort Measures in Pregnancy & Labor (click this title to see where to sign up!)

• Watch & practice 12 positions to help you get more comfortable during pregnancy and labor, and allow baby to descend into the pelvis more readily.
• Come learn some of our doula’s best skills to help a mother during pregnancy and in labor.
• Our wish is to empower the mothers, and their partners with techniques that can enrich the birth experience, and make it more productive.

This class is held twice a month;
– Every 1st Monday, 9:30-11:30am
– Every 4th Monday, 6-8pm

Limit 12 people
$25/couple
$15/individual

• Bring:
o a pillow for each person,
o a birth ball (if you have one)
o comfy clothes that you can move in,
o something to write with.
o your own beverage & snacks.
o a towel, blanket, or yoga mat

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Writing Your Birth Plan (click this title to see where to sign up!)

• What kind of labor and delivery are you planning?
• If you could have birth your way, what would that look like?
• Will you circumcise? Vaccinate? Delay cord clamping? Bank Cord Blood? Have a medicated or unmedicated birth? Use a code word? Episiotomy? These questions and many more will be discussed.
• Our doulas will get you thinking as you communicate with your partner and us about what your ideal birth looks like, how to plan for it, and your decisions for the baby after their birth.

*** Please bring something to write with, and your own beverage & snacks.

Every 2nd Monday, 6-8pm
Every 3rd Monday, 9:30-11:30am
Limit 12 people
$25/couple
$15/individual

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*** Instructor Bio:
Kate LeClair, and Jerrika Joubert
As Doulas and Educators within this Positive Birth Community Collective, we value ourselves as women, partners, and mothers.
We are passionate women with visions and goals of providing a place where birth is normal. Believing that birth is a right of passage and that each woman deserves the opportunity to enter into motherhood in power and dignity, we empower each woman to participate actively on her journey through pregnancy and childbirth. We will support you through this process with education, encouragement, and support.
We hope to encourage and inspire you to explore creative ways to nurture both your families and your own contributions to the world through your gifts.
As mothers and women, we believe that we all have something to give, and a woman should not have to choose between motherhood and fulfilling herself outside of the home.
Congratulations! We are blessed to be on this journey with you. Welcome to our Positive Birth Community.

www.PositiveBirthCommunity.com

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Comfort Measures in Pregnancy and Delivery, Classes @BabyEarth, 10/6/2014

October 6th, 9:30-11:30am @BabyEarth

• Watch & practice 12 positions to help you get more comfortable during pregnancy and labor, and allow baby to descend into the pelvis more readily.
• Come learn some of our doula’s best skills to help a mother during pregnancy and in labor.
• Our wish is to empower the mothers, and their partners with techniques that can enrich the birth experience, and make it more productive.

Read more and register here.

This class is held twice a month;
– Every 1st Monday, 9:30-11:30am
– Every 4th Monday, 6-8pm

Limit 12 people
$25/couple
$15/individual

• Bring:
o   a pillow for each person,
o   a birth ball (if you have one)
o   comfy clothes that you can move in,
o   something to write with.
o   your own beverage & snacks.
o   a towel, blanket, or yoga mat

****** Instructor Bio:
Kate LeClair, and Jerrika Joubert
As Doulas and Educators within this Positive Birth Community Collective, we value ourselves as women, partners, and mothers.
We are passionate women with visions and goals of providing a place where birth is normal. Believing that birth is a right of passage and that each woman deserves the opportunity to enter into motherhood in power and dignity, we empower each woman to participate actively on her journey through pregnancy and childbirth. We will support you through this process with education, encouragement, and support.
We hope to encourage and inspire you to explore creative ways to nurture both your families and your own contributions to the world through your gifts.
As mothers and women, we believe that we all have something to give, and a woman should not have to choose between motherhood and fulfilling herself outside of the home.
Congratulations! We are blessed to be on this journey with you. Welcome to our Positive Birth Community.

BabyEarth
106 East Old Settlers Boulevard
Round Rock,TX 78664
USA

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Making Pregnancy More Comfortable

“Senior Pranakriya and Kripalu yoga instructor Jacci Reynolds shares a few simple postures for expecting mothers to practice during pregnancy and use during labor. These easy but effective postures help mama to ease pain and release muscle tension during this time of transformation.

Pregnancy brings immense joy to an expecting mom and her partner.  However, as wonderful as it all is, many women experience a number of aches and pains in addition to the wonder and amazement.  A few simple yoga poses and reminders done daily can help alleviate many of these common aches and pains.”

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Read more:

http://www.birth-institute.com/alternative-medicine-and-childbirth/simple-movements-to-support-pregnancy-and-birth

From Positive Birth Community:

Next monday night, Sept 15th 6-8:30pm is our class on ‘Comfort Measures in Labor’.  We will be teaching 12 positions to help you get more comfortable and allow baby to descend into the pelvis more readily. I highly recommend this class no matter what kind of birth you are aiming for. We have a few spots available! Contact us ASAP if you would like to attend.