Have an even better birth.

Online classes and resources to help you feel
prepared and in control — no matter how you deliver.

YOU’RE ABOUT TO BIRTH A WHOLE-A** HUMAN

Of course you’re nervous.

As your due date gets closer, so do all those nagging what-ifs:

  • What if I can’t handle the pain?
  • What if things don’t go as planned?
  • What if I tear?
  • OMG what if I poop? (Girl, you probably will – and it’s totally okay.)

You don’t have to just cross your fingers and hope for the best! Our online birthing classes will help eliminate every what-if so you can feel completely at ease on your big day.

Erase the unknowns.

Over half of all pregnant mamas are anxious about birth.

But it doesn’t have to be like that for you!

Research tells us that mamas who receive childbirth education:

Have less fear and more confidence about the birth process

Decrease their risk of unplanned C-sections, inductions, tearing, and other medical interventions

Have more positive birth experiences and fewer instances of postpartum depression and anxiety

BIRTH IT UP!

Birthing classes for every mama.

Everything in your hospital’s childbirth class – plus so. much. more. Because at Mommy Labor Nurse, we believe every woman deserves to have the knowledge and tools necessary for a positive birth experience – no matter how she delivers.

Natural Birth Class

Eliminate the what-ifs and feel strong and ready for your unmedicated birth.

Start here if birthing without an epidural is your goal!

Epidural Birth Class

Let go of fear and feel fully prepared for (and unafraid of!) your epidural birth.

Start here if you know you want that epidural – or you’re not sure what your birth goals are!

C-Section Birth Class

Release anxiety and gain a sense of control for your C-section birth.

Start here if you have a planned C-section on the horizon. You deserve birth education too!

Liesel Teen, BSN, RN
Founder, Mommy Labor Nurse

DID YOU KNOW?

Your birth class might be covered!

It’s my goal to get the word out about HSA and health insurance coverage of childbirth education!

While this is not a universal benefit (yet!) more and more states are enacting policy that requires coverage of birth education – and we love to see it!!

Because coverage varies so widely from state to state and plan to plan, the very best thing you can do is call the number on the back of your card and ask about your eligibility today!

You’ve got this, mama!

You shouldn’t have to navigate labor and delivery on the fly.

Get the knowledge and encouragement you need to feel more confident and in control starting today.

1. Choose a class.

Your purchase is backed by our 30-day money-back guarantee. The only thing you have to lose is uncertainty.

2. Erase the unknowns.

Get straightforward information and game-changing tips from a labor and delivery nurse who has seen everything.

3. Have an even better birth.

Know what to expect, be ready to pivot your plans if you need to, and feel like the rockstar you are!

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It's baby time!! 👶💩⁠
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Did you feel the overwhelming need to poop right before giving birth?
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Shoulder Dystocia! ⁠
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A scary situation for ALL involved, and I just wanted to make a post on it so you know what will happen if you experience one!⁣⁠
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A shoulder dystocia is when baby’s head comes out, but baby’s shoulders do not follow. ⁠
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It occurs when one or both shoulders become impacted against the bones of the maternal pelvis, and certain maneuvers are needed to free baby’s shoulders. ⁣⁠
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ACOG estimates shoulder dystocias happening at a rate of about 0.6%-1.4%.⁣⁠
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It can happen to anyone! But here are some risk factors:⁠
💜 Gestational diabetes⁠
💜 Previous dystocia⁠
💜 Vacuum or forceps at delivery⁠
💜 Fetal macrosomia (estimated big baby) ⁣⁠
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Luckily, MOST shoulder dystocias do NOT cause long-term damage to baby. ⁠
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👉 In fact, many of them do not cause ANY harm to baby, it’s just a scary situation that everyone goes through! ⁣⁠
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Here’s what you can expect if you experience shoulder dystocia:⁣⁠
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🔸 Heeeelp! Aka: a lot more people will enter your room, nurses, doctors, pediatric staff⁠
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🔸 McRoberts maneuver. This is a maneuver done where we pull your legs waaaaaay back if you are on your back, in an attempt to open your pelvis⁠
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🔸 Suprapubic pressure. This is another maneuver done by your nurse, in an attempt to dislodge baby’s stuck shoulder⁠
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🔸 Roll to hands and knees. Another method to help open your pelvis⁠
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Not shown, but other interventions: ⁠
🔸 Episiotomy⁠
🔸 Internal maneuvers by your provider to attempt to dislodge baby’s arm/shoulder⁠
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*In very extreme/severe cases the provider may break baby's clavicle to help them fit through, or push baby's head back in to encourage blood circulation through the umbilical cord so that they can perform an emergency C-section* ⁣⁠
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Super scary, but again, pretty rare! ⁣⁠
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Any questions??👇
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Comment #PREP for our FREE Birth Prep Guide now! ❤️👇

Whether you’re due in a few days or a few months, I’m guessing you’d LOVE to feel a little more in control of your birth experience.

Hey, L&D nurse Liesel here, to tell you about my totally FREE Birth Prep Guide! 🤰

40+ pages to help YOU erase the unknowns and gain that sense of control you deserve.

✨ Hospital bag lists and birth plans
✨ 3rd trimester to-dos and freezer-stocking recipes
✨ Tons of info about epidurals, unmedicated birth, and C-sections
✨ Plus so much more!

Here to help you prepare for birth - no matter how you plan to deliver!

👉 Just comment #PREP to get your hands on this exclusive 40-page guide today!!
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Follow me for more pregnancy and birth tips! 🤰👶

Organize content you find helpful by trimester or stage of motherhood so that they’re there when you need them 👏

My pregnant friend told me this handy tip. She doesn’t even look back on content she saves until she’s in that stage of motherhood to reduce her overwhelm!!

So start creating those folders and saving, mama! You’ll thank yourself later 🤗
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🤣🤣 what task takes you FOREVER to do while pregnant?!
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Only Dad and I can kiss our newborn, sorry not sorry 😅😚⁠
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Have you had any unwelcome baby kisses from your relatives? How did you navigate that? 👇
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I take my prenatal vitamins (which are healthy!) and move around to do household chores...is that not enough?! 😅

How many of you exercise(d) during your pregnancy? 🏃‍♀️
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I totally DID wonder how the heck birth works before I actually saw a baby come out of a vagina 😳⁠
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And spoiler alert, it’s pretty amazing!! 🤯⁠
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Tag a pregnant mom friend in the comments who you know would love my page! 👇
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Pelvic pain in pregnancy?? 🤰😫⁣⁠
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During pregnancy, hormones are released to loosen the ligaments and muscles in your pelvic area.⁣⁠
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This loosening is intended to increase your range of motion to help you give birth, but it also means that your joints can become unbalanced and more mobile than they usually would be. This can cause lots of discomfort!⁣⁠⁠⁣⁠
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❗ If you feel this is you, I want you to FIRST reach out to your provider! Pain ANYWHERE in that region of yours can be confused with labor...so we wanna make sure it’s NOT that and a proper diagnosis is made!⁣⁠⁠⁣⁠
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Many times women with SPD are referred to physical therapy and this is very effective, but here are some other tricks you can try to help ease your discomfort from SPD in the meantime!⁣⁠
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✳️ Swimming: Sometimes physical therapy is even done IN the water (aka hydrotherapy!), but just regular old swimming can take a lot of pressure off of your pelvic area, and provide you with some relief! It’s also a great form of exercise during pregnancy.⁣⁠
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✳️ A pregnancy support belt: These things are great! They not only help relieve pain from SPD but also other pregnancy ailments such as round ligament pain or sciatica! These are often covered by insurance.⁣⁠⁠⁣⁠
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✳️ Acupuncture: Yup, I know some people are weirded out by acupuncture, but it’s been found that some women gain relief from SPD after having a few sessions!⁣⁠⁠⁣⁠
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✳️ Pelvic floor physical therapy: The fact is, THIS type of focused therapy can really benefit someone suffering from SPD!⁣⁠
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✳️ Massage or chiropractic care: Releasing those muscles with a focused prenatal massage or session with a certified chiropractor can really help!⁣⁠
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✳️ A pillow: This simple trick MANY pregnant women already do, BUT it’s worth mentioning! If you are dealing with SPD pain, make sure you are sleeping with that pillow, because it can really make a difference!⁣⁠
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Have you suffered from SPD? What has helped?
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👉 Postpartum depression is a severe form of depression that starts following the birth of a baby. While postpartum depression may start at any point within the first year of baby’s life, most women are affected within the first few months.

But, I often get the question...what is the difference between Postpartum Depression and Baby Blues? 💙⁣⁣

The BIGGEST difference is the length of time that they last. Baby blues typically resolves (or begins to resolve) at about 2-3 weeks postpartum. ⁣⁣

Postpartum depression continues, and often begins to get even worse around this time. ⁣⁣

Here are a few other differences: ⁣⁣

1️⃣ Baby blues has typically been described as weepy or bad PMS. It peaks at about day 4-5 postpartum. You may have mood instabilities, sadness, irritability, anxious thoughts, or a lack of concentration. Symptoms go away on their own in about 3 weeks. ⁣

2️⃣ PPD lasts longer than 3 weeks and is much more severe. You have all the same symptoms of baby blues, but they are 10x worse to the point of where you feel you cannot function. You may have changes in your eating, insomnia, thoughts of hopelessness ,or harmful depression. You may have lost interest in things you once enjoyed. You may find it impossible to bond with your baby. You may feel worthless, incompetent, or inadequate to cope with yourself and baby.⁣⁣

It’s EXTREMELY important that if you ever feel suicidal, like you want to harm yourself or your baby, that you TELL SOMEONE. If you feel you have no one to tell, call the suicide prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 ♥️ ⁣⁣

If you are a postpartum depression survivor, I invite you to share your story or a tip below, because you may be able to help another mama who is going though it right now. ♥️⁣⁣
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Yes, this happens on occasion! 😳

Whether it’s that your provider is caught up in another delivery/emergency, or he/she isn’t quite at the hospital yet….your L&D nurse MIGHT just have to catch that baby of yours if a provider doesn’t make it in time!

I haven’t had a nurse delivery in quite awhile (but watch now I will during my next shift hah) but I had plenty happen back when I worked night shift! Babies don’t wait!!

Luckily the babies that typically wind up as nurse deliveries fly out about as quick as this one in the video, and really the only thing I need to be super ready for is stimulating baby immediately if he/she needs resuscitation.

And, in these types of situations, baby is also almost ALWAYS crying immediately, and doesn’t need any resuscitation 😁

Did this happen to you? Or someone you know? 👇
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