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Comfort Measures For Labor & Birth

  • City Births 370 West 58th Street, Suite 1C New York, NY 10019 United States (map)

A workshop for pregnant women and their birth partners

This workshop is for the pregnant woman who wants to invest more time learning how non-medical options can ease tension in her body and help her cope with the discomfort associated with the birthing process.

Birth partners will feel more confident in the ‘how to’ of helping the laboring woman find as much physical comfort as possible during the birthing process in any kind of birth setting with or without medication.

Couples will learn:

  • What techniques work best during each stage of labor

  • Things to do and not to do in early labor

  • Breathing techniques

  • Use of massagers and comfort touch

  • Standing, leaning, sitting, kneeling and squatting positions

  • Usefulness of labor tools such as the squat bar and birthing/peanut ball

  • Rebozo techniques

  • Unnecessary sources of pain in labor

  • Relaxation and tension release methods

  • Benefits of aromatherapy (essentials oils) for labor and birth

  • Acupressure points

  • Advantages of hydrotherapy

  • Tips, tips and more tips

Cost: $195 per couple

To register, please go to the City Births website

Earlier Event: December 15
Bringing Baby Home
Later Event: January 15
Infant Care Only