Many women are looking for ways to have a more positive birth and many are turning to private antenatal classes but with so much conflicting information about what is best it is hard to know who to trust.
Fi from Bumps And Births in Sheffield, UK helps women to listen to themselves rather than tell them what book to read.
Due to the advances in medicine birth has been medicalised for many women. There has been a movement away from handed down knowledge and towards the trusting of doctors in all matters related to health. This is often a very prudent move with many aspects of health but birth is something a little different.
The mental state you go into a birth with can have a big impact. The information you find or are given can also have a big impact. Many women are scared by the idea of giving birth because they have been fed a steady stream of information that presents the process as almost impossible and intensely painful. This can be the case for many women and is taken as proof of the pain of birth.
Thankfully there is a better way.
Through gentle movement, relaxation and education many women are tapping into their powerful and fantastic ability to give birth in a more natural way. Fi from Bumps And Births is a Lazy Daisy © practitioner and through her antenatal classes has helped many women to find their inner resources, to focus on doing what they are biologically capable of. This can lead to a more pleasurable experience, yes, I said pleasurable! And for some women it is!
Women who prepare in ways like this can often find their birth is quicker than average, have fewer complications and their recovery can often be more swift.
If you would like to discuss your birth plans with Fi you can drop her a message through the Bumps And Births website. While you are there you can also check out the Lazy Daisy © Babies Gallery, the positive birth stories and get information on how you could have a more positive birth.
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- Why are maternal mental health services failing women? (theguardian.com)
- Baby boys at higher risk of death and disability due to preterm birth (lshtm.ac.uk)
- Mothers-to-be who snore are more likely to give birth to small babies (dailymail.co.uk)