Are You Hoping A Birth Plan Will Prevent The Unexpected In Childbirth? Think Again!
There is a reality about childbirth that is unavoidable. There is no way to know what your birth will be like. Every woman's body is different, and every pregnancy, even in the same woman, is different. Because of this, what you expect from birth and what actually happens can be radically different. You can't know what is going to happen, but you CAN prepare yourself and your partner to meeting any unexpected challenges head on.
Not only can you prepare for your birth, as a pregnant mother-to-be and father-to-be, friend or relative who will be the birth partner, birth coach, birth support or birth helper; you can learn how to work with the unexpected AND still have a great birth experience.
Yes, as a pregnant woman you need to:
- Prepare your pregnant body to become a birthing body. Giving birth is the only way out of being pregnant.
- Learn and practice birth skills so you can work with your baby's efforts to be born.
- Use your birth skills in your baby's birth no matter how it unfolds.
- Control what you can during your birth: how you behave. Birthing skills give you the upper hand.
Yes, as a father-to-be, birth coach, birth helper or birth support you need to:
- Help your pregnant partner prepare her body to let a big object out. Giving birth is always an activity so ENJOY preparing for the birth of your baby.
- Learn effective birth coaching skills such as Directed Breathing, Deep Touch Relaxation, Childbirth Teamwork, The Hip Lift, Sacral Maneuver and Sit Bone Spread ... as well as others. Practice these until you perfect them.
- Work together with your birthing partner with your baby's efforts to be born. You'll feel great! Giving birth is a major experience. With birth coaching, birth support or birth helper skills you'll excel.
'My wife and I certainly didn't expect to go into labor 5 weeks early. That changed our birth plans immediately. The Pink Kit skills were what saved us from having a terrible birth'.
Robert S ...
'Every single aspect of our 6 births was unexpected. Instead of feeling upset and disappointed, we just used our pink kit skills'.
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