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- The Birth Partner - by Penny Simkin (book)
Anything by Penny Simkin is worth reading, but this is a fantastic book specifically designed to help those who are helping the labouring mother-to-be!
This is a great resource of information on ensuring good tissue health and positioning of the baby inside the mother. This helps with not only pain issues during pregnancy, but also helps encourage a faster, easier labour! To access the free information, click on the 3 lines at the top right corner of the screen, and a drop-down menu appears. I would suggest you click on "Start", and then "In Pregnancy" to begin.
Fabulous resource for anything to do with pregnancy and childbirth! Chock-full of research and proper studies, as well as a section with practical suggestions on how to help a labouring mother-to-be!
Another offering from Penny Simkin, this is a great resource for anyone who just wants to "know what we need to know for the Big Day"!
This is the website for a breastfeeding clinic started by Dr. Jack Newman, who is internationally known for his expertise in helping women breastfeed their babies (born or adopted). Includes access to information sheets, as well as videos. Be aware, while breastfeeding is a completely normal process, and breasts should never be sexualized while performing their primary function (feeding babies), the videos do show graphic close-ups of nipples and breastfeeding. This is necessary to provide the information, and is not gratuitous in nature.
This article demonstrates several stretches which have been shown to help with sciatica (piriformis syndrome) pain. Just remember to keep your back straight, move slowly, and always listen to when your body has had enough!