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Your Birthing Checklist – Preparing for the Hospital

By Lisa-Marie Cook, RNC-OB | August 29, 2013 | No Comments | Easy Birth Tips

Ah! Your water broke. What do you need to bring to the hospital? Figuring out what to have on-hand or packed and ready to go can be a bit overwhelming. This checklist has been met with a “New Mom’s Seal of Approval” from many of my students: Things to Bring: Phone list of people to […]Read more

Some people forget how little their baby’s tummy really is….take a look at this.

By Lisa-Marie Cook, RNC-OB | April 20, 2015 | No Comments | UncategorizedRead more

Labor Inducing Ginger Cookies

By Lisa-Marie Cook, RNC-OB | November 4, 2013 | No Comments | Uncategorized

(Recipe shared by Robin Elise Weiss, LLC Guide) So several of my students ask me, “Lisa, what can I do to get labor going?”  There are definitely some acupressure massage points that can get things going…and let’s not forget  the whole “frequent sex thing too”…( PROSTAGLANDINS, remember? I’m definitely writing a blog about labor […]Read more

Before, During and After Birth: Protecting Your Perineum

By Lisa-Marie Cook, RNC-OB | December 9, 2013 | 4 Comments | Birthing Techniques, Birthing Tools, Easy Birth Tips

“What can I do to help BEFORE I give birth to decrease the likelihood of tearing or having perineal trauma?” and “What can I do AFTER birth to decrease the discomfort from perineal trauma?”  are questions often asked.  Even after ACOG ( The Americann College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists) made a recommendation in 2006 for […]Read more

VBAC Insights and Facts

By Lisa-Marie Cook, RNC-OB | August 31, 2013 | No Comments | Birthing Techniques, Easy Birth Tips

A successful VBAC story
Anna, Layla and Noah…A successful VBAC story

Every month, I have students who have had a cesarean birth ask me for “my thoughts on VBAC” or “Vaginal Birth after Cesarean Section.”  Newest research states that each year 1.5 million childbearing women have cesarean deliveries, and that this population continues to increase. (more…)Read more

Birthing Basics for the Labor Support Person

By Lisa-Marie Cook, RNC-OB | August 28, 2013 | No Comments | Birthing Techniques, Easy Birth Tips

Before Labor: Learn as much as you can, come to class! Attend Childbirth Education classes…Preferably with Birthing Basics, LLC!  Here you’ll learn how to best support your partner—what comfort measures are the most helpful and what comfort measures you can implement in each phase of  labor!  Also, attend as many of the supplementary classes (Breastfeeding, […]Read more

Rebozos in Pregnancy & Birth

By Lisa-Marie Cook, RNC-OB | September 4, 2013 | 4 Comments | birthing basics, Birthing Techniques, Birthing Tools, Easy Birth Tips

I love the rebozo — the beautiful colors, the artistry — but mostly for the way it works… “Rebozo” means “shawl” in Spanish. It’s a traditional Mexican shawl about 4-5 feet in length. It is a multifunctional tool used before labor, used to help laboring women birth and used for carrying your baby around after birth! The other day, […]Read more