In this series, we are reviewing the top 10 childbirth fears often discussed in childbirth classes. In last week's post, we talked about the fear of "losing control" in labor and birth, which can mean different things to different people. A pregnant person's fear of not having the birth plan followe
Breast pumps are an expensive -- and important -- piece of equipment for many breastfeeding parents. But what happens when you're done with your breast pump -- like not going to have more children done? Do you sell it? Donate it? Recycle it? Trash it? Let's take a look at the options.
By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA) BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE
Last week, Lamaze International, in conjunction with ICEA (International Childbirth Education Association), held their annual (joint) conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. During the conference, Lamaze awarded Giving Birth with Confidence community ma
In this series, we are discussing the top 10 childbirth fears that are discussed in childbirth classes. for women and families. In our last post, we talked about the fear of pain in labor and how to cope. You can view the complete list here -- stay tuned for a discussion on each of these fears. Toda
Most birthing moms use some kind of noise -- or lots of noises -- as a way to cope with contractions during labor and birth. It may seem odd or even a little concerning that you could make loud noises in labor, in front of your partner and "strangers" like nursing staff and your care provider. But a