Ep 172: The Ring of Fire


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Have you heard horror stories about The Ring of Fire? So what is "the ring of fire?" More accurately, it's the sensation of crowning: when the pressure of your baby's head, or crown, is applied fully to your perineum as his head begins to actually exit your body. We will:

Take a few minutes to work through concerns related to the ring of fire and

Give you a few practical tips, and ready ourselves with a more open and excited mindset.

Resources https://www.cochrane.org/CD005123/PREG_antenatal-perineal-massage-for-reducing-perineal-trauma https://www.cochrane.org/CD006672/PREG_perineal-techniques-during-second-stage-labour-reducing-perineal-trauma https://midwifethinking.com/2016/01/13/perineal-protectors/ https://midwifethinking.com/2015/09/09/supporting-womens-instinctive-pushing-behaviour-during-birth/ Happy Homebirth Academy FREE Homebirth Essentials Guide

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