Delayed Cord Clamping: our local EMS protocols recommend waiting minutes AND keeping the baby at vaginal height to prevent too much blood rushing in/out until you clamp the cord (hold off putting baby into mom for just a moment!
Positive Affirmations Card - I had several for my last labor/birth (and leading up to it), but the one that helped me the most was, "No contraction can be stronger than me, because it IS me." as well as being reminded that God made me for this.
Birth Affirmations: Choosing Affirmations That Work For YOU
Frances Oldham Kelsey became a American heroine for her role in stopping a morning-sickness drug that led to deformities in babies. Her work at the FDA also led to modern laws regulating pharmaceuticals.