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Birth, Gadgets, and Gizmos – author Julie Dubrouillet offers PDF primer on texting-while-having-a-baby
PALO ALTO: Feb 5, 2014 – Like everyplace else, birthing rooms have been invaded by mobile gadgets.
“Couples today routinely bring phones, tablets, laptops, and cameras in to the delivery room,” says author and birth educator Julie Dubrouillet. “Sometimes it’s just too much and can get in the way of them having the relationship-affirming birth experience they were hoping for.”
Available for free at deliverbooks.wordpress.com/free-extras, the two page guide is based on Julie’s experience attending
hundreds of births in tech-obsessed Silicon Valley – where she’s provided professional labor support to everyone from billionaires to starving students.
The PDF guide acknowledges that different couples have different levels of comfort with technology and emphasizes the paramount need for a laboring mom and her birth supporter to agree beforehand about what behaviors will let her feel most supported.
“I have seen women who want friends and family frequently updated so they don’t have to worry about them worrying – to the point that they’re texting and tweeting etc. more than their partners,” writes Dubrouillet. “I’ve also worked with couples that tell family and friends to expect to hear nothing until well after the baby is born. Both approaches can work. What counts here is doing what makes the laboring mom most comfortable – and then seeing that her wishes get honored.”
Julie is available for interviews about birth in the age smartphones, Facebook and Twitter - see contact details below.
About Julie Dubrouillet
Julie Dubrouillet is a certified labor support doula, childbirth and lactation educator, and pre-natal yoga instructor, as well as a trainer of childbirth educators. She is also the pre-natal Health Education Specialist at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. A mother of two children herself, Julie’s taught thousands of couples how best to approach childbirth and directly supported hundreds of couples through the births of their children.
More on Deliver! A concise guide to helping the woman you love through labor by Julie Dubrouillet and Simon Firth:
Deliver! is a compact, straight-talking field guide to labor support that outlines the main stages of labor and birth, clearly explaining at each stage what a woman is experiencing and – most importantly – suggesting the many ways in which her partner can help.
The consequences of a poorly supported birth can be long-lasting, to the point of severely straining the relationship that brought the baby into the world. But men and women can do the just opposite. Together, they can help make a birth a wonderfully positive event that builds on – and strengthens – the love and trust that is at the heart of their relationship.
"Deliver! A concise guide to helping the woman you love through labor"is available in paperback or eBook format and sells in the USA for $9.95, and internationally via Amazon.
Reviewers are saying:
“If you are looking for a book that provides a real sense of how you can support your wife/lover/partner from the months leading up to and through birth, then this is a must-read. Bar none the best childbirth book out there!”
First time dad, Amazon review
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More information available online at www.deliverbook.com