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Old 04-18-2010, 01:36 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Nothing fancy or formal, but my 18 year old niece and a friend will be here the entire month of June to be here for the birth and postpartum.

Neither have any experience with birth, let alone a homebirth and I want to do a mini-class to help prepare them. Also, I want them to know things they can do for comfort techniques to help support me during labor (niece's primary responsibility is to take care of DD and friend's is photography, but I'm sure they'll all help each other).

Also, DH has requested a refresher on what to do during labor.

So....what are the most important things I need to share/do for them??
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Old 04-18-2010, 05:58 PM
 
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Have a movie fest...Birth Day would be really great for this...main part / birth is 10 min and then there are all these great interviews of the mom, Naoli Vinivar (who is a midwife) and her family. The Business of Being born perhaps. Also have them read Ina May's book/s and The Birth Partner (this one for your husband too). Then make sure they attend a prenatal or two, if possible the home visit with the midwife where you all go over what to expect at the hb.
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