Everything you need to know as you prepare for the birth of your first baby.
Peaceful Birth? Considering Natural Childbirth
by Shelley Albini, a Childbirth Education
Practitioner teaching Hypnobirthing in Connecticut.
Motherhood: What's Age Got to Do with It?
Reprinted from: What If I Have a C-Section?: How
to Prepare, How to Decide, How to Recover Quickly
by Rita Rubin
by Sharon M. DiRienzo RNC, MSN and Health Educator
with Women's Health Source at Bryn Mawr Hospital
(Jefferson Health System) in Pennsylvania. Sharon
has 14 years of obstetrical experience as Staff
Nurse, Clinical Educator, Manager and six years
as a Certified Childbirth Educator.
Prenatal Education - What
to look for in a childbirth class
by Karen Wallace, who has been coached by her husband,
Jeff Dean, in three Bradley® births. Karen and
Jeff teach Bradley Method® of Natural Childbirth
classes together in the greater Hartford/Middletown
area in Connecticut.
Childbirth & Parenting
Classes - Available Options
by the health care professionals at Littleton Hospital
in Littleton, Colorado.
Classes...Bradley Method, Kitzinger Method, & Lamaze
by Vicki Swindell, RN, Certified Childbirth Educator
and Nurse Manager at Columbia Rose Medical Center,
Labor and Delivery in Denver, Colorado.
Who Needs Lamaze? I'm
getting an epidural!
by Carole M. Novak, Manager of Women's Health Education
for Adventist Health System - Midwest Region, Illinois.
by Mavis Schorn, CNM from The Women's Specialists
of Houston, Texas.
- Safe, Effective, Soothing
by Mary Anne Diamond CNM, MSN, The Birth Center in
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
Consider a Nurse-Midwife
by Cathy Parisi, CNM, who works with families at
the Connecticut Childbirth and Women's Center,
the only freestanding birth center in Connecticut.
What is a Birth Doula?
by Jan S. Mallak, 2LAS, ICCE, CD (DONA), ICD, Founder/Coordinator
of "Heart & Hands" Doula Service in Export, Pennsylvania.
What a First-Time Mom Can
Expect During Labor
by Carol Nelson, RN at University Hospital in Denver,
Labor and Delivery: Pushing
by Marianne Fuja, RN, BSN, Lead Prenatal Instructor
at Central DuPage Hospital.
Cord Blood Retrieval
by Carolyn Amato, RNC, Director of Maternal-Child
Health at Holy Name Hospital in New Jersey.
Umbilical Cord Blood: Something
by Kathy Sepesy, BSN, ACCE, is a certified childbirth
educator who currently teaches childbirth classes
at Indiana Hospital in Pennsylvania. She is also
employed by Cord Blood Registry as a community educator.
in Labor - Options in Water Birth
by Adele Garrison, RNC of HealthOne, Presbyterian/St.
Luke's Medical Center in Denver, Colorado.
Water Immersion and
Pain Control in Labor
by Kimberly A. Boehmler, MSN, CNM of Franklin Midwifery
Associates at Riddle Memorial Hospital in Media,