There are many different childbirth philosophies, thus there is a variety of childbirth education methods. The important thing to remember is that childbirth is a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual experience.
Maintaining a positive attitude and believing in yourself and your body’s ability to give birth is key to feeling positive and empowered by your birth experience. Each woman is as unique as her birth experience. Try not to listen to too many people who want to share their negative experience.
Most of all believe in yourself. You can do this!!
The information in this part of my website is to help you to make an informed decision about which method of preparation best suits your own ideas and philosophy about birth.
Bradley Method - This course focuses on the body’s ability to do what it needs to do. The emphasis is on natural childbirth, utilizing non-pharmacological pain relief and an involved husband or coach.
Lamaze - This is one of the most well-known names in childbirth. Over the years Lamaze has become known for its emphasis on the fact that birth is normal.
Birthing From Within - A more recent approach, this method assists parents to birth themselves as parents, as well as to focus on their inner strengths to draw on during labor and birth.
Hypnobirthing – A unique methodof relaxed childbirth education that utilizes self hypnosis techniques.