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pregnancy, childbirth preparation, and perineal massage

Using a TENS machine in childbirth

Using a TENS machine in childbirth

While you're busy preparing for labor and delivery, don't forget to think about pain-relief options. One option you may not have considered is using a TENS machine.
January 25, 2023
Sweet Almond Oil for Perineal Massage

Sweet Almond Oil for Perineal Massage

Perineal massage requires you to lubricate your perineum. While any unscented perineal massage oil will do, one of the most recommended lubricants is almond oil.
January 16, 2023
What Is Hypnobirthing?

What Is Hypnobirthing?

Doula Poppy Child tells us exactly what hypnobirthing is and how it can improve your birth
January 09, 2023
What is Perineum Massage – Definition, Overview, and Benefits

What is Perineum Massage – Definition, Overview, and Benefits

Perineum massage (perineal massage) is a gentle form of massage applied to the perineum. This type of massage has been used for centuries as a way to prepare a woman’s body for labor.
December 30, 2022
The Ultimate Hospital Bag Checklist for Expecting Moms

The Ultimate Hospital Bag Checklist for Expecting Moms

The big day is finally arriving. You probably have been planning and preparing for this moment for ages. Now is the time to pack your hospital bag. Not just for you but for your baby and partner too. This checklist will help you make sure that you have everything you need.

November 08, 2022
Best Perineal Massage Videos on YouTube

Best Perineal Massage Videos on YouTube | Perimom Perineal Massage

There are quite a few videos on YouTube that will show you how you can do perineal massage properly and allay your childbirth fears. These videos will help you learn about the perineum, how vaginal tearing occurs, how to relax your pelvic floor muscles and with perineal massage be prepared for labor and childbirth with minimal tearing.
October 06, 2022
3 Breathing Techniques for a Relaxing Pregnancy (Plus YouTube Videos)

3 Breathing Techniques for a Relaxing Pregnancy (Plus YouTube Videos)

Pregnancy can be a time of great joy, but it can also be a time of stress. While there are many different ways to deal with this anxiety, one of the best is through breathing exercises. Here are a few such exercises for you to follow.

October 06, 2022
Perineal Massage Oils for Pregnancy

Perineal Massage Oils in Pregnancy: Find the Right One for You

Making use of a variety of commercially available essential oils or plant oils during the last weeks of pregnancy, you can work on stretching the perineum at home and making it more flexible. This flexibility allows for more stretch of the perineum during childbirth.

Prenatal Yoga: A Beginner’s Guide

Prenatal Yoga: A Beginner’s Guide for Any Mom-to-be

Are you pregnant and looking for a way to stay healthy and relaxed? If so, prenatal yoga may be the perfect solution for you! In this blog post, we will discuss the basics of prenatal yoga and how it can benefit both you and your baby. We will also provide a list of tips for beginners who are just starting out.

September 27, 2022
Why do you need a birth plan

Why do you need a birth plan?

The main goal of a birth plan is to remind you as a mother of what is important for you without needing to explain it in detail. 
September 03, 2021
The Benefits of Participating in a Childbirth Preparation Class

The Benefits of Participating in a Childbirth Preparation Class

Childbirth preparation classes are an excellent method to make the mother-to-be and her labor partner ready for the birthing process.  
July 16, 2021
Prevent Tearing During Childbirth

How to Prevent Tearing During Childbirth

Even the very best doctor can’t give you guarantees that you aren’t going to experience some degree of tearing during childbirth. But there are a number of things you can do to minimize the risk of perineal tears and their severity.

July 03, 2021