Out of Hospital Birth is Better

 

This is a two-part series that serves two purposes. 1. If you are on the fence about where to have your baby, hopefully, these episodes will help you envision where you see yourself birthing & help you make that decision. 2. If you already know where you are giving birth, these episodes will reaffirm that choice. 

If you’ve been with us for a while, you know that between the 2 of us, we have given birth almost every way. In hospital unmedicated, cesarean, in hospital with an epidural, at a birth center, and a homebirth. So we’ll be drawing on that and our experience supporting women in all these settings & scenarios.

BIG REASONS WE THINK OUT OF HOSPITAL BIRTH IS BETTER

  1. Anyone you want can be there! Yes, even during COVID.
  2. It's easier to physically relax during birth. When you're in your own home or a place that feels home-like, your body will naturally relax more easily. Given that relaxation is the key to dilation, expect labor to progress...
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BONUS episode with Relaxation Practice

 
If you want to put your knowledge to the test and practice for the big day...this episode is 100% for you! We'll walk you through this relaxation exercise and give you an opportunity to practice with relaxing music at the end. Grab your pen and paper, take notes, and then get ready to teach your body to relax better than you ever have before. Remember, practice makes permanent, so practicing the right way will you set you up for birthing success!
 
[1:01] The physical & mental aspects of relaxation + why consistency is key
[1:31] Tips for successful relaxation (how-to)
[2:18] How often to practice and for how long
[3:14] Tips for practicing solo & how to create triggers for when people in your birth space are making relaxation suggestions during labor
[4:00] When & where to practice
[4:45] Breathing - how to do it correctly
[5:30] Setting up for relaxation practice
[6:06] Practice HERE 🙂
 
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