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5 Habits of the Successful Childbirth Educator

Vonda / 1st May 2015 / No Comments »

by 'That Gates Woman' at BirthBasics.org 1. She is credentialed. This professional not only values understanding the evidence-based and empirical knowledge related to the birthing woman and family but she also works to perfect how to best share that information with her clients. 2. She ...

Doula – Is This You?

Vonda / 9th April 2015 / No Comments »

I was attending my first ICEA International conference when I first heard the word Doula. Having just passed the ICEA Childbirth Educator exam, I was celebrating my new status as an ICCE and soaking up the presence of so many ...

Strolling with Baby to Be

Vonda / 9th October 2011 / No Comments »

Fall is here and the cooler weather makes the outdoors more comfortable for pregnant moms. Even though most moms receive a new stroller at a baby shower there is no need to wait for baby to be born to enjoy ...

The Pain Coping Scale: Penny Simkin’s new tweek to an old tool

Vonda / 28th August 2011 / No Comments »

Once again, Penny Simkin has created a practical and useful  tool for use in the labor room. The Pain Coping Scale evaluates not just pain, as pain is normal in the birth process. The Pain Coping Scale provides a tool ...

A Positive Pregnancy and Birth

Vonda / 21st August 2011 / No Comments »

There are so many unknowns when it comes to carrying and birthing a child, especially the first newborn.  Is it a boy or a girl? Is the baby healthy? Can I do this? Even family and friends add to the ...

Your First Pregnancy

Vonda / 10th August 2011 / No Comments »

The news is exciting… you’re pregnant!  But with that first positive pregnancy test there are also questions and, maybe, doubts.  “Am I eating the right foods?” “Is the baby alright?” “Can I do this?” In years past, women were surrounded ...

Basics for the Birthing Family and the Birth Educator

Vonda / 14th July 2009 / No Comments »

Welcome Birthing Families in the Black Hills Area: BirthBasics offers an Early Pregnancy Class, a 3-Week Birth Series, and a Sibling Class to guide you on your journey to parenting. Schedules and fees are listed here for each class in the ...