How do you start using elimination communication (EC)?

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How do you start using elimination communication (EC)?

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A couple of the methods that are used to facilitate elimination communication are: One, which I used with my daughter, which was from the time she was about three weeks old I would take her into me really close and hold her over a normal toilet and I would kind of whisper in her ear our secret signal that essentially let her know okay, this is what you asked me for and now I am giving it to you so you can go ahead and go potty. And our signal was just ps, ps, ps. And then she would go potty in the toilet. Other people use like a little teeny baby potty or even a little bowl if it is a very small infant. And they do the same thing. It doesn´t really matter so much what the secret code is between you and your child. It more matters just that you are communicating with them and letting them know okay, you let mommy know that you needed to go potty and now you can do that.
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Mandy Schutt was backpacking around the world when she decided that she wanted to become a doula. As she floated through the Amazon Pampas with two European midwives, she was immediately captivated by their birth stories and the culture of womanhood that they spoke of. Traveling on through South America, Europe, and Asia, she was able to witness motherhood in a different light than she had before. When she ran across the term, "doula" for the first time, she knew this was a name she wanted to claim for herself!

Mandy looks at a woman's ability to grow another life inside of her as nothing short of a miracle. She supports women in their efforts to discover this for themselves and know that the act of giving birth is more than just an isolated event in a mother's life, it is realization of an empowerment that many never realized existed. She gave birth to her daughter in 2009, which was the single most amazing event of her life. Mandy believes that women should birth where and how they are the most comfortable and secure. Her safe place was in her home with a midwife, her husband, a doula, hypnosis, and a gorgeous pool of pain-dissolving water!

 

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