Parents, if you have landed here, you are on your way to being amazing parents. Below are the quickest tips that summarize some key things we teach new parents in Child Birth Education classes. We hope they empower you to learn and ask more, as well as create some wonderment about birth and mothers' abilities:

  1. Believe in the truth that you were born with the knowledge about how to give birth. Birth is instinctive and doesn’t need to be taught. Trust with faith your body’s ability to give birth.
  2. Learn and practice the primary human values -- truth, right action, peace, love, and nonviolence. This provides an emotional preparation for birth that increases confidence and decreases fear.
  3. Seek Childbirth Preparation classes that encourage expression of feelings, provides information about the physiology of birth (physical and behavioral aspects of hormones), explores functions of the neo-cortex, explores human values, and gives opportunities for grieving and healing.
  4. Understand the Four Principles of Pelvic Bodywork to explore birth positions that help to open the birth passageway. Discover that babies come “out the back,” posteriorly, and this is the reason to move and stay off your back while in labor.
  5. View your uterus as a magnificent muscle that can contract strongly enough to birth your baby. Realize the power within cells and atoms of your body and feel empowered in labor.
  6. Have patience – your body knows how to give birth. Avoid inductions and other medical interventions unless there is a good medical reason. Your body labors when it is ready.
  7. Give birth where you feel safe. Surround yourself with only positive energy. Bring a loved one, friend, or doula so you get the continuous support you deserve.
  8. Quiet your mind in labor so you can go deeply into your primal, instinctive brain, that already knows how to give birth.
  9. Insist on time alone with your baby at the moment of birth so primal behaviors can be expressed. This interaction and babies’ behaviours deeply influence your baby’s physical health, so wise decisions about birth are most essential closest to birth (first minutes, hours and days).
  10. Realize the importance of the Primal Period (conception to the end of the first year of life). Suckling and breastfeeding fulfill an innate fetal agenda, and help to develop a healthy limbic (emotional) brain that strengthens mother-baby bonding and attachment, promoting healthier social interactions into adulthood.
Intrigued? To learn more, consider our natural childbirth classes - offered as a weekend immersion for you and your partner. Here is the schedule for the next offerings too. Or reach us with questions any time! We send you the best for your birthing journey.