Building the Toolbox:  Labor Coping Strategy Flashcards for a Natural, Unmedicated Birth

Building the Toolbox: Flashcards for Labor Strategies

Labor/Birth Positions that can be used in most hospitals

Labor/Birth Positions that can be used in most hospitals.birthing stool helped me! Gravity is your friend!

Here's some sample Mantras for labor. Using the mantra or  #affirmation can help make labor easier on mom.

Use Affirmations to Stay Positive and Reduce Stress During Pregnancy

Using a birth ball in labor can feel so comfortable. Here are a few different ways to use it for your next labor and birth.

5 Positions on a Birth Ball in Labor

See great labor positions to use with a birth ball or peanut ball, including just sitting on the ball. These solutions may help during labor.

Oh my goodness YOU GUYS! This is the best thing I've read on how to get through labor without drugs. It's AMAZING! Check it out!

How to Get Through Transition Without an Epidural

Wondering how to cope through transition without an epidural? Here's what you can expect during the transition phase of labor and how to cope like a boss.

Soothing Labor Positions — Click through to see them all.

Labor Positions to Ease Pain (with Photos)

Said by a mother:"Soothing Labor Positions. practiced all these! Birth ball was a great investment, after baby was born when she wanted to be rocked to sleep and my back was aching I just sat on the ball and bounced til she was fast asleep!

Contrary to popular belief, you can move around when you have an epidural. You just need a nurse/provider willing to support you ;)

Penny Simkin Safe Positions for the Mother with an Epidural - Childbirth Graphics -- good resource to study. Even if you have an epidural, changing positions is important for birth!

Effective Birthing Positions | Taking Charge of Your Health  Various positions on a hospital bed for pushing and birthing your baby

Effective Birthing Positions Taking Charge of Your Health Various positions on a hospital bed for pushing and birthing your baby

From Ocala BirthNetwork, a visual guide for some non-bed first stage labor positions.

Natural Pregnancy: Tips for A Natural Labor & Delivery

From Ocala BirthNetwork, a visual guide for some non-bed first stage labor positions.

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"The labor postures common to traditional women's cultures all over the world include sitting, kneeling, standing, squatting, or the hands-and-knees position.

Positive Affirmations Card - I had several for my last labor/birth (and leading up to it), but the one that helped me the most was, "No contraction can be stronger than me, because it IS me." as well as being reminded that God made me for this...and I can do all things through Christ.

Positive Affirmations Card - I had several for my last labor/birth (and leading up to it), but the one that helped me the most was, "No contraction can be stronger than me, because it IS me." as well as being reminded that God made me for this.

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