The 30/70 Strategy
What is the 30/70 strategy for labor and birth?
It is a way of being, a way of understanding, a way of doing that has nothing to do with anyone else – but you, in preparing for labor and the birth of your baby.
You see, for as long as women have been on this planet (thousands of years), women’s bodies have remained the same physiologically – no matter what culture or country they, or you and I come from.
We all birth babies the same using the same anatomical structures for birth.
There is an embedded physiological “blueprint” that a woman’s body follows. A set of “directions” that are innate and functions all on it’s own, just like the heart beats, digestion, and other numerous systems in the body. They function all on its own without conscious input or directives!
So, the 30% is what your body can do all on it’s own. You can trust it to do the work of labor and birth because you body is “programmed” and physically designed to do it.
There have been cases, although very rare, when women were in a coma, pregnant, and labored without conscious awareness. Some times these women had Cesarean births. But one case I remember the mother had a vaginal birth and was not conscious. So, what does this example tell you?
What’s the 70%?
It’s the mental and emotional part, which is huge! Your emotions have the power to stop, prolong, or shorten labor. Your emotional state also is a major contributing factor in the levels of “pain” you experience during labor.
The more calm you are the less stressed your body will be and will function better. Focus on relaxing your mind, calming your emotions and the labor will be easier.
The greatest fear are the labor contractions, right? And the “pain” you may experience. But learning mental relaxation skills like hypnosis, meditation, and slow deep breathing, can help you greatly
Your emotional state is 70% of labor. The good news is THAT’S something you can control!
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