"Comfort Measures is wonderful. I suggest that it be required viewing for all pregnant couples and childbirth professionals. Even the process of watching it was comforting. I learned a LOT!!"

Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Mother-Daughter Wisdom and Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom


This 91-minute video is divided into 4 sections. Click on the section titles to see a list of the comfort measures in each one:

Childbirth does not mean you have to suffer!

Learn ways to reduce and manage the pain of labor contractions. See women using these techniques during labor.

Let Penny Simkin, a physical therapist, childbirth educator, doula, and internationally respected expert on non-drug approaches to labor pain, show you exactly how and when to use more than 40 different comfort measures. Practice along with expecting guest couples as they learn from Penny. The detailed interactive menu allows you to choose exactly what you want to watch -- the entire DVD, a single section, or even a single comfort measure to learn or review. These techniques, along with a helpful, confident partner and/or doula, are the tools you need if you wish to labor without medication or to postpone an epidural until active labor.

- Perfect for expecting parents, childbirth educators, doulas, midwives, doctors, and for students in nursing, midwifery and medical school.