Comfort Measures Series

Learn the techniques the Enhanced Doulas use!

Our Comfort Measures Series teaches the top 10 techniques most commonly used by Enhanced Doulas, so you're prepared for unmedicated birth. Even those planning epidural anesthesia during labor will benefit from learning these techniques for early labor and in case epidural anesthesia doesn't work as desired, which happens about 15% of the time! Many of these techniques can also be used during pregnancy, the postpartum period, and beyond.


Top 10 Comfort Techniques

For those desiring unmedicated birth, preparation is key.

This session is a crash course through the most effective comfort measures, from emotional support all the way to pharmacologic measures. You'll learn about your body's natural responses to pain, fear, and comfort and how these can support or interfere with the hormonal and physical processes of labor, birth, and recovery. We'll cover why the technique works, how to make the most of it, and when it will work best. 

Because we cover so much material, this is one of the only sessions that don't end in a Q&A. This session is highly recommended for those who are considering or planning an unmedicated birth and for those who for medical reasons may not be able to use epidural anesthesia. For a deeper dive, Q&A, and hands-on practice, we recommend you attend the More on Hands-On and Physical Strategies and Techniques session and the More on Mental and Emotional Strategies and Techniques session in this series.

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More on Hands-On & Physical Strategies & Techniques

Practice the physical techniques the Enhanced Doulas use!

We'll dive deeper into the hands-on and physical comfort measures from the Top 10 Comfort Techniques session. You'll get step-by-step instructions, practice, and Q&A time for techniques including touch, massage, pelvic manipulation, temperature changes, hydrotherapy, positioning and movement, and others.

This session is highly recommended for those who are consdiering or planning an unmedicated birth and for those who for medical reasons may not be able to use epidural anesthesia.

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More on Mental & Emotional Strategies & Techniques

Practice the mental and emotional techniques the Enhanced Doulas use!

We'll dive deeper into the mental and emotional comfort measures from the Top 10 Comfort Techniques session. You'll get step-by-step instructions, practice, and Q&A time for techniques including emotional and mental preparation, distraction, breathing techniques like paced and structured breathing, relaxation and focus techniques like guided and coached relaxation, and others. 

This session is highly recommended for those who are consdiering or planning an unmedicated birth and for those who for medical reasons may not be able to use epidural anesthesia. This session does not specifically teach Hypnobabies, but should be useful for those intending to use Hypnobabies during labor.

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