Pushing your baby out sounds like a no-brainer but did you know there are many ways to do it. You can rely on your body to guide you, be told when to push or even don’t push at all.
Do you know why the toilet is called ‘the dilation station’? There are heaps of benefits to hanging out in the smallest room of the house (or hospital) for labour. Making room for baby During labour our bodies will naturally try to make room for baby.
Traditionally dates have been used for centuries to prepare for labour and now we have research to back it. While we don’t know exactly how it works it is thought that dates have an oxytocin-like effect on the body, leading to increased sensitivity of the uterus. They stimulate uterine contractions and reduce postpartum haemorrhage, the way oxytocin does. Read on..
Planning On Using Water For Comfort In Labour ? Water is available to most women in labour. It does depend on your care provider so if labouring in water is important to you please make sure you will have access to it for birth.
If you are planning a positive cesarean birth, thanks to social media you have most likely heard of gentle c-sections and mother assisted cesarean. In all of these cases, the birthing mother was offered her options and her preferences were supported and included where possible.Planned or unexpected you can have input on your caesarean birth. Planning the “what ifs” of birth is important, it may happen and if it does is good to know your preferences.
Essential oils can be really beneficial to the birthing process. They can enhance a positive experience, assist with pain relief, settle nerves and relax you. As well as creating a beautiful birth environment for your support team. Always discuss essential oil use with your care provider before use
The research shows women that birth in a home-like setting are more likely to have a positive birth outcome. It is so easy to create a home birth feel in a hospital setting. Firstly you need to know that you can bring your things with you to hospital. Most birthing centre’s and maternity hospitals will encourage you to make yourself at home.