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March 2017 Ask The Midwife - When Things Do Not Go as Planned

What Happens When Things Don’t Go As Planned In Labor?
Ask The Midwife - March 2017
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What Happens When Things Do Not Go As Planned In Labor? | Ask the Midwife with Anne Margolis
Click HERE to watch this month's video to find out if what to do if things don't go as planned in labor! Don't forget to visit our blog to read more about expecting the unexpected in labor.

It's Almost Spring Time!

The Earth goes her many seasons, as do we. We cannot be harvesting year-round, and there comes a time when we do reap what we sow. This is a time when Mother Earth starts to regrow, rebuild and blossom for the upcoming warm months.

Just as we cannot rush her to bloom any faster, we cannot rush our own growth. Our journey takes as long it needs, and our babies take just the perfect amount of time to develop and be born. Both nature and birth alike, we can rely on predictability, and also be prepared for unexpected activity.

On the blog this month, and in this episode of Ask the Midwife, Anne discusses how she provides care in situations that don’t go as intended. She also shares her perspective on cesareans and why she encourages a gentle, homebirth model of care in the operating room.

Read more on the blog here:

Please watch Anne in our video portion here:

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In ‘The Holistic Childbirth Online Course’ You Will Learn how to:
  1. Nourish your body with the best foods and whole food supplements, before, during and after pregnancy
  2. Be healthy in your pregnancy, and in mind + heart + spirit as well
  3. TRUST YOUR BODY, get your busy mind out of the way, and allow your instinctual process to guide you
  4. Make informed choices of all the testing & medical procedures
  5. Learn The pros and cons- get a list of over 50 preferences to consider to help create your personalized birth plaUnderstand how YOUR body and emotions change in each labor stage so you can prepare yourself and everyone in the room for what is normal but unexpected or even scary if unknown. It is important for you to embrace rather than fear what is common and normal.
  6. Create a fortress of protection around yourself to keep fear and stress - the enemy of labor - out so you can remain in a calm, centered, relaxed place - on demand!
  7. Train your mind/body to naturally ease into your surges, reframe your concept of pain, shift your mindset and vocabulary, and incorporate visualization and mindfulness
  8. Prevent problems and unnecessary interventions
  9. Natural labor coping techniques for each phase of labor you might not have covered as fully in other childbirth education
  10. How to help your partner help you in labor so you are able to stay present, centered and in calm surrendering
  11. Set up a 6-step postpartum plan prenatally that covers the 5 crucial categories of women’s responsibilities that need support during postpartum, and restore your confidence to trust your maternal instincts and that you know how to love and be the best mom she can be to your baby
  12. And SO MUCH MORE!
Check out Anne's video introduction to the course HERE!
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My Recommendations

So often I get asked about what books or movies I suggest.

I’d love to share them with you here:
Books I love!
Movies I love!

Thank you for reading and I will see you next month!

Love, Anne
Love Anne, CNM at Home Sweet Homebirth
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