What If You Transfer To Hospital From Your Home Birth?
If you have chosen a home birth, you may have an image in your mind of a beautiful, natural, comfortable process, but sometimes reality doesn't correspond to our hopes and desires. Transferring to the hospital because of medical necessity is probably one of your biggest concerns about your home birth.
You may be asking, "how can I possibly have a good birthing experience if I end up being transferred to the hospital against my original birth plan?" The truth is that your birth will be positive if you take the responsibility on yourself to make it that way.
Your Birthing Better skills give you the self-awareness and ability to work with your body's natural processes and your baby's efforts to be born in order to have a positive birth experience. Even if you have to transfer to the hospital, you can still use the skills you learn from The Pink Kit to improve your birth.
Hopefully by learning and using Birthing Better with The Pink Kit Method® you won't need to transfer from your home birth experience to hospital but it happens. If you must transfer, the best thing you can do for yourself, your baby, and your partner is to continue using your Birthing Better skills during the transfer and once you arrive - you should continue to use your skills through the entire birth process.
Often, women who plan a home birth and find they must transfer to the hospital feel afraid and feel as if they have failed somehow. Nothing is further from the truth. No matter what your circumstances, you can birth better if you use the skills you learn through The Pink Kit Method to stay relaxed and focused.
If you are using these skills and you still must transfer from your home to a medical facility during the birthing process, don't give up! You have not failed, you are not to blame, and feeling defeated, though it is the natural human response, is the wrong thing to do in this situation.
Because you continue to use your Birthing Better skills you will be aware of your body's processes and you will be able to work with your baby and your partner and your health care professional to have a wonderful birth even if you don't have the birth you wanted.
Your doctor will greatly appreciate you and your partner having and using your Birthing Better skills. It makes the whole experience smoother and easier for everyone involved. Obstetricians, nurse midwives or staff obstetrical nurses are used to dealing with birthing women who are afraid, confused, and often angry. Instead, by using The Pink Kit Method, you can stay calm, relax your muscles, focus on your body, and actually help the doctor to do his job.
Doctors and midwives who have encountered birthing women and coaching dads using The Pink Kit skills have often remarked how much easier it was to assist in the birthing process when their patients use the skills you can learn from this unparalleled resource.
'I wouldn't have chosen to transfer from my home birth to the hospital, but with our birthing better skills, my wife and I felt just as close and capable and had a wonderfully empowering birth experience'.
Dennis and Joan C ... Pink Kit Family
Childbirth skills to take to hospital:
Your child birth teamwork
Use these Pink Kit skills in hospital :
Stay open inside your pelvis to help your baby come down, through, and out your birthing body
Use The Pelvic Clock to help your cervix to open
Use your skills during childbirth assessments, monitoring and procedures .... you're still giving birth so stay involved.
'We never like to see our couples transfer from home to hospital but sometimes it's the right thing to do. With their pink kit skills, they definitely make the most of their birth rather than just giving up.'
Barbara and Henne ... Midwives