11 episodes

Everything you need to know to support a woman through labour, birth and the early days with a new baby - giving you confidence and knowledge about the role of a birth partner. I will share with you my experience of being a professional birth partner of over 20 years and will invite guests from all backgrounds to enable you to hear a wide range of experiences.

The Ultimate Guide to Being a Birth Partne‪r‬ Sallyann Beresford

    • Parenting
    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

Everything you need to know to support a woman through labour, birth and the early days with a new baby - giving you confidence and knowledge about the role of a birth partner. I will share with you my experience of being a professional birth partner of over 20 years and will invite guests from all backgrounds to enable you to hear a wide range of experiences.

    Episode 10 - Birth Plans and Preferences to support the decision making process

    Episode 10 - Birth Plans and Preferences to support the decision making process

    In this episode, I am talking about birth plans. An essential tool for all birth partners to have to hand during the labour. The real power of a birth plan is the writing of the plan, where the pregnant woman or birthing person learns to understand what...

    • 19 min
    Episode 9 - Breathing and Relaxation skills for labour and birth

    Episode 9 - Breathing and Relaxation skills for labour and birth

    In this episode, I am talking about breathing and relaxation skills for labour and birth. I also cover the types of sounds you can expect to hear her make. It is important to discuss these in advance and encourage her to practice various breathing...

    • 18 min
    Episode 8 - The reality of being a birth partner and supporting labour and birth

    Episode 8 - The reality of being a birth partner and supporting labour and birth

    This episode covers the nitty gritty of what it entails to be a birth partner. There is more to come in the future, but for me, discussing these points seemed important, especially when we start looking into advocacy. It is so important for any birth...

    • 20 min
    Episode 7 - Positions to maximise space in the pelvis during labour and birth

    Episode 7 - Positions to maximise space in the pelvis during labour and birth

    During labour and birth, the baby passes through it’s mothers pelvis on the way out. The positions that a woman adopts during this time should ideally be upright and gravity-assisted to maximise space in the pelvis. For this reason, it is essential to...

    • 16 min
    Episode 6 - Understanding and making the most of the pushing stage of labour.

    Episode 6 - Understanding and making the most of the pushing stage of labour.

    In this episode, I am talking about the 2nd stage of labour - the pushing stage. This is a really important time which can easily go wrong.  As the birth partner, you need to learn about what to look out for when a woman is entering this stage, and to...

    • 19 min
    Episode 5 - Using a safety word to ensure a positive birth experience.

    Episode 5 - Using a safety word to ensure a positive birth experience.

    In this episode I wanted to share a top tip with you that I use with my birth clients. I like to recommend that a pregnant woman chooses a safety word as part of her birth plan. This will help you as her birth partner to offer completely unbiased...

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

gonzo99089 ,

Brilliant

This is quick and to the point. Found it so helpful.

@averagedan ,

Great podcast

This podcast was recommended to me by our doula. It has been so helpful to me. I now feel so much more confident supporting my wife through labour.

lottie doula ,

Invaluable

Fantastic little pockets of invaluable techniques to support your birth partner.
Recommend the Labour of love book which is a easy read and full of knowledge. Knowledge is key .

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