The Mile’s Circuit – a simple positioning tool

The Mile’s Circuit is named after Megan Miles, a Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator and Student of Midwifery. The circuit is a simple set of positions used to achieve optimal positioning either before or during labour. Optimal positioning is considered to be the LOA position (Left Occiput Anterior) as this position facilitates a smooth entry into the pelvic outlet and descent for the baby. The Mile’s Circuit has been used prenatally to rotate a baby from posterior to anterior pos...
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Useful Labor Positions

The positions shown here facilitate the normal, natural process of labor. What position should you use? HypnoBirthing always encourages you follow your body. Move freely in response to what you feel. Your body will let you know just what position is best at every point in your labor. STANDING SUPPORTED SQUAT Pros Realigns your pelvis to increase the opening by up to 15 percent Allows you to be supported by your standing or sitting partner, the wall or a squat bar Takes advantage o...
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Want a Natural Birth? Choose a Midwife.

Why choose a midwife or a midwifery model of care over an obsetrician? There are many reasons why every pregnant woman should consider having a midwife. First of all, it is very important to be able to define and differentiate a midwife from an obstetrician / doctor. A midwife is a health professional who provides holistic care to pregnant women and their newborns. A midwife does not only focus on the natural processes of pregnancy, labor and delivery, she also combines natural practi...
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Natural Undisturbed birth

An extract from “gentle birth gentle mothering” by Sarah J. Buckley MD. When birth is undisturbed, our birthing hormones can take us into ecstasy, so that we enter motherhood awakened and transformed. This is not just a good feeling; the post birth hormones that suffuse the brain of a new mother and her baby also catalyse profound neurological changes. These changes give the new mother personal empowerment, physical strength, and an intuitive sense of her baby’s needs, and they pre...
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Can a Woman actually have an Orgasm during Labour?

In short, the answer is yes. Physiologically, orgasm is a reflex generated from effective stimulation. What initiates orgasm for women is the pubococcygeal muscle, a cluster of striated muscles that holds the genitals together. If you think about childbirth, the baby passes through this muscle band on its way through the birth canal. In addition, labor releases prolactin, oxytocin and other beta-endorphins— the same hormones released upon sexual pleasure and orgasm. ...
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