Affirmations: a simple birth tool

Affirmations are words or phrases that are positive, validating, and empowering. Used through pregnancy they can prepare women to cope with labor. As well they are useful with managing all forms of stress.

Even if an affirmation is used only during the birth experience for the first time, the right words can turn a stressful or challenging moment around.

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Use Biodots to teach relaxation

Teaching relaxation techniques is an extremely important part of any childbirth class. Using biodots is one way that childbirth educators can teach relaxation.

The dots are sensitive to an individual’s body temperature.  When a person is stressed then the color is black.  However, as one relaxes the color will change to green for normal/calm, and then to blue indicating a peaceful/tranquil state, and also purple for deeply relaxed.

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