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Twenty minute podcasts that summarize the key information that you need to know to prepare for the birth of a baby 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 brings together research-based information with realistic recommendations from her experience working with thousands of families.

Twenty minute podcasts that summarize the key information that you need to know to prepare for the birth of a baby 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 brings together research-based information with realistic recommendations from her experience working with thousands of families.
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United States

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Twenty minute podcasts that summarize the key information that you need to know to prepare for the birth of a baby 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 brings together research-based information with realistic recommendations from her experience working with thousands of families.

Language:

English

Contact:

4254661570


Episodes

Caring for Your Newborn

4/17/2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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