How a trained labor companion can help you have
a shorter, easier, healthier birth.
by: Henci Goer
by: Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley, and Ann Keppler
~ helping your birth be a gentle beginning ~
~ Why wearing your baby is the BEST ~
research shows that babies who are held often:
•Are more calm and content
•Sleep more peacefully
•Nurse better, gain weight better
•Enjoy better digestion
*** Mothering magazine issue Jan./Feb. 2007 excerpt from Babywearing: The Benefits and Beauty of This Ancient Tradition, by Maria Blois (2005)
~for comprehensive help in how to use your ring sling, click on "Wearing" @ www.zolowear.com
"Both Bryce and I are so very glad that you were part of Liam's birth. This includes the actual labor and birth, where the support made all the difference in the world - somehow you always had the right thing to say and do at the right moment, which made it a little easier to get through each contraction. But also our meetings and phone calls before the birth, where the chance for me to talk through the various options with someone so knowledgeable and supportive was a huge confidence booster for me. I think that was another very big difference between my two births...this time I felt at all points that I had the information and support to make the right decisions as the need for them came up. I have nothing but positive feelings about the way in which the birth happened, and I think this has made a very big impact on my mood in the postpartum period. In fact, I kind of feel that I can tackle anything right now!"
~ Naomi & Bryce ~