Good Birthing Practices
You are about to experience one of life’s greatest adventures and experiences! Why not PLAN for it? Why not PREPARE for it? Why not take it seriously.
Many moms-to-be and their partners leave preparing for birth to the last minute. Childbirth demands your attention physically and emotionally. No athlete starts training the day of the race. If you’re expecting a baby soon, neither should you.
You are bringing into this world, a new human being. You’re not buying a car or a house, you are physically birthing a human being
Here are some Good Birthing Practices to get YOU ready for baby’s birth:
- get a midwife
- get a Doula (or good friend, family member to be with you besides your partner)
- know your birthing rights
- know your birthing options
- enroll in a pre-natal yoga class
- “tune in” to your body
- move your hands around your pregnant belly daily and throughout the day
- learn to be self-reliant and trust your heart, or “gut” feelings – listen and follow them
- learn how your own body directs the birthing process
- learn how stress and your emotions affect labor
- maintain good posture that helps baby get into position for birth
- learn the truth about “labor pain” and how manageable it is
- know how YOU can decrease your own labor discomfort
- learn what YOU can do to have a great birth experience
- relax daily using deep breathing
- practice “calm” daily (sitting quietly and deep breathing)
Do these things and you’ll have a more satisfying birth experience.