Is a Birth Class Really Necessary?

 
We often get asked...
  • At what point in my pregnancy should I take a birth class?
  • What kind of birth course is best for me? 
  • What should a birth course cover?
  • Do I really need one if I plan on getting an epidural?

But before we answer those great questions, will you indulge us for a minute? We've gotta get this off our chest first...

The truth of the matter is that when it comes to birth, you don't know what you don't know. And if you're reading this post or listening to the podcast, you're likely the kind of person who wants to be in-the-know! That's awesome because our entire goal is to empower you & give you the skills, confidence, and knowledge necessary before your birth.

Speaking from very personal experience, failing to prepare can often lead to a poor experience, regrets, and then (hopefully!) a fierce determination to make things better the next time! We want to find you and help you before that next time!

Birth is a natural event, but when we moved birth...

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How Senses Influence Your Birth

 

How often does your body just melt at someone's request for you to "relax?" (No, YOU relax! lol) Anyone else feel the tension forming in their jaw and forehead when you hear that? In this episode, we'll give you and your partner some guidance on how to prep for a relaxing birth by tapping into the power of your senses! Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @myessentialbirth AND for even more great info head over to www.myessentialbirth.com to check out our FREE Pregnancy Guide & other incredible downloads. 

 
[2:19] Why drawing on your senses and creating muscle memory is important.
[4:08] How to use external visual senses helps create a relaxed, comfortable environment.
[7:38] Internal visuals that help moms go deeper during relaxation and birth.
[11:34] Re-framing discomfort with the power of your mind and how to re-program your thoughts.
[12:42] The importance of the sounds, music, words, meditations that you're putting in your head and the right ones...
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Birth: Enneagram Type 4

Calling ALL Enneagram Type 4 mamas! If you're a sensitive mama who wants a unique birth experience and knows how to be super in tune with your body then definitely jump into this episode and get ready to be nodding your head and taking notes on exactly what you and your partner need to make your birth a success! Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @myessentialbirth.
 
[2:37] Description of a Type 4
[6:38] Want a unique experience
[11:06] Create a vision for your birth
[13:03] The importance of setting up your birth team for Type 4
[16:14] How to set yourself up for success later in labor when verbal communication may be challenging.
[17:12] Body language during birth
[17:30] Cortney describes experience from her 3rd birth
[20:20] A strength of a type 4 is that you are in tune with your body
[22:22] Type 4 mamas are very creative, want to decorate their birth rooms and make the space pretty
[25:32] Tips for Partners
[31:30] Why Enneagram Type 4s LOVE the My Essential...
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