I had two articles published last week on Science and Sensibility – both on the Health Belief Model. The first one discusses what the model is, and the second how to apply it in your work with expecting families.
I love using my rebozo in labor. (I recently bought an extra long one from my friend Sharon Muza here, and oh my it is so much nicer than the one I was using before!) This article talks about 5 variations on using the rebozo for the double hip squeeze, one of the most common reasons I use it.
I frequently see plus sized moms asking online about babywearing, so I was happy to see this list of baby carriers for plus size moms, with photos and reviews all from plus sized moms.
We don’t often talk about the impact of miscarriage on fathers, so I found this well written personal account enlightening.
I really like how this description of what makes an effective contraction includes an emotional aspect and recognizes that it isn’t all about dilation.
Today’s video is the fifth care practice from Lamaze International: Get Upright and Follow Urges to Push. As a doula, I’ve found that moms who adopt upright positions and choose *which* position based on their body’s cues (rather than deciding ahead of time or at the recommendation of someone else) do have a shorter, smoother pushing on average.