I just got back from the birth of my second granddaughter. What a beautiful family time and bonding. Here’s some thoughts I came away with about birth and infant care.
- Invest in a large therapy ball. It is so helpful during labor allowing the pelvis to move and rock in a variety of positions. It is very helpful with your little one gently bouncing them off to sleep.
- Try watching a funny movie during early labor. This was the first time I’d experienced watching a movie during labor. There was a 2 and a half year old present; the movie Christopher Robin was a good choice. You can bounce on the birth ball during the movie, kneel, and stretch while laughing the cervix open.
- The birth tubs are so helpful. Especially in the later stages of birth.
- Craniosacral therapy works so well for the goopy eyes, upset tummies, fussy babies, and constipation.
Happy birthing! Get support where you need it. It’s worth it!