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20-minute episodes summarize key information you need to prepare for labor, birth, and the early days of parenting. Host Janelle Durham, co-author of Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn is a mom, doula, parent educator and childbirth educator. She pulls together research-based recommendations with realistic advice from her experience with thousands of families. Episode transcripts and links to more resources available at transitiontoparenthood.wordpress.com.

20-minute episodes summarize key information you need to prepare for labor, birth, and the early days of parenting. Host Janelle Durham, co-author of Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn is a mom, doula, parent educator and childbirth educator. She pulls together research-based recommendations with realistic advice from her experience with thousands of families. Episode transcripts and links to more resources available at transitiontoparenthood.wordpress.com.

Location:

United States

Description:

20-minute episodes summarize key information you need to prepare for labor, birth, and the early days of parenting. Host Janelle Durham, co-author of Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn is a mom, doula, parent educator and childbirth educator. She pulls together research-based recommendations with realistic advice from her experience with thousands of families. Episode transcripts and links to more resources available at transitiontoparenthood.wordpress.com.

Language:

English

Contact:

4254661570


Episodes

Life with Your New Baby

5/3/2019
Adapting to life with a new baby presents many joys and challenges. Learn about the importance of self-care, relationship skills, tips for managing daily tasks and returning to work. [A transcript of this episode with links to resources is available at https://transitiontoparenthood.wordpress.com/for-parents/life-with-baby/.]\

Duration:00:13:22

Caring for Your Newborn

4/17/2019
Offers a brief overview of key information – how to figure out what baby needs by observing their cues, how to meet those needs with feeding, diapering, dressing, and bathing, calming crying, and helping your baby to sleep well.

Duration:00:13:30

Choices in Maternity Care

4/6/2019
We’ll talk about all the choices you make in your maternity care, from choosing a care provider and birthplace and developing a birth plan to what happens if unexpected complications arise and you have to make choices about interventions you were hoping to avoid. [A transcript of the episode is available at https://transitiontoparenthood.wordpress.com/for-parents/options-for-maternity-care/choices-in-maternity-care/]

Duration:00:14:25

Birth and Baby’s First Hour

3/29/2019
This episode covers second stage labor – the birth of a baby, third stage – the delivery of the placenta, and the first hour of baby’s life. Addresses when to push, how to push, and positions to aid labor progress. Talks about “the Golden Hour” of bonding with a new baby. [A full transcription of this […]

Duration:00:12:47

Pain Medications for Labor

3/18/2019
An overview of medications for labor pain and childbirth. Includes benefits and risks of nitrous oxide, IV opioids (narcotics) and epidurals. Plus labor support after epidural.

Duration:00:13:12

Labor Support

3/8/2019
Continuous labor support, which can be provided by a partner or spouse, other family or friends, a professional doula or by medical caregivers has been shown to reduce interventions, improve outcomes, and improve satisfaction with the birth. This episode is all about how to provide effective labor support: by learning about childbirth, learning about what […]

Duration:00:19:12

Comfort Techniques for Labor

3/8/2019
Comfort techniques for labor include cognitive strategies (visualization, affirmations), pleasant distractions (massage, music, aromatherapy), counter-irritants, and body mechanics (movement and massage) which can help make labor pain less intense and less unpleasant.

Duration:00:13:37

Stages of Labor and the 3R’s

3/8/2019
An overview of the stages of labor, and how Relaxation, Rhythm and Ritual help for coping with labor pain.

Duration:00:16:51

Understanding Labor Pain

3/6/2019
I discuss the physiology of pain and ways that people who have been through birth describe how contractions feel. Given all of the physical changes and challenges of labor, it’s not surprising it is painful for many people. The acronym P.A.I.N. can remind us that labor pain is Purposeful, Anticipated, Intermittent, and Normal. However, understanding […]

Duration:00:12:17

Labor Pain Toolbox

3/6/2019
Podcast Episode 1: The most common question from people preparing for labor is ‘how will we handle the pain’? This episode provides an overview of all the tools that we can stock in a Toolbox for Coping with Labor Pain. It introduces both non-drug comfort techniques and pain medications, explores how the choice of pain […]

Duration:00:15:13