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Is it Magic?

Sometimes people think, that doulas and birth educators do some form of “magic”. Let me tell you why my birth prep course is not magic, but it’s anyway magical. I do not believe that there is one way that works for everybody. So no, I… Read More »Is it Magic?

What is coercing and how to navigate it

๐’ฏ๐“‡๐’พ๐‘”๐‘”๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“‡๐“ƒ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘”: ๐’พ๐’ป ๐“Ž๐‘œ๐“Š ๐“‚๐’พ๐‘”๐’ฝ๐“‰ ๐’ป๐‘’๐‘’๐“ ๐“‰๐“‡๐’พ๐‘”๐‘”๐‘’๐“‡๐‘’๐’น ๐’ท๐“Ž ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“‰๐‘œ๐“…๐’พ๐’ธ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐‘œ๐’ท๐“ˆ๐“‰๐‘’๐“‰๐“‡๐’พ๐’ธ๐’ถ๐“ ๐“‹๐’พ๐‘œ๐“๐‘’๐“ƒ๐’ธ๐‘’ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’ป๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“‰ ๐“๐‘œ๐“ˆ๐“ˆ, ๐“…๐“๐‘’๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐‘’ ๐’น๐‘œ ๐“ƒ๐‘œ๐“‰ ๐“‡๐‘’๐’ถ๐’น ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐“…๐‘œ๐“ˆ๐“‰ .๐—–๐—ผ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ โ€ž๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑโ€ Coercing is defined as โ€œpersuade (an unwilling person) to do something by using force or threatsโ€… Read More »What is coercing and how to navigate it

Pushing Methods

ืชืœื—ืฆื™ ืชืœื—ืฆื™ ืชืœื—ืฆื™!!!!! ๐๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ก ๐๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ก ๐๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ก!!! Stronger, you are not pushing right, stronger, donโ€™t breathe, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, ok. Well done, continue. In Israel, the majority of women are instructed how to push once they are fully dilated.… Read More »Pushing Methods

Informed Decisions in Pregnancy – Example: ืฉืงื™ืคื•ืช ืขื•ืจืคื™ืช

Informed decisions are important for a positive and empowering pregnancy and birth experience. Often women only learn about informed decisions in the later stage of their pregnancies, during birth preparation. The sad truth of course is that some women do not even learn about informed… Read More »Informed Decisions in Pregnancy – Example: ืฉืงื™ืคื•ืช ืขื•ืจืคื™ืช

Birth Partners

What is a ๐›๐ข๐ซ๐ญ๐ก ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ง๐ž๐ซ? Who should I choose? What does he/she do? A birth partner can be anyone who you, as an expecting mom, want to have by your side during birth: your partner, your parents, a sibling, a doula, your sister, or your… Read More »Birth Partners

Letโ€™s Talk Epidurals

Epidurals are a pain relief method during birth. If you choose to have an epidural, an anesthesiologist will insert a needle and a catheter (a tiny tube) into the epidural space, just outside the membrane covering the spinal cord. The needle doesnโ€™t stay inside and… Read More »Letโ€™s Talk Epidurals