Common Knowledge Trust was entrusted with creating a self-learning childbirth education course for all expectant mothers and fathers-to-be based on comprehensive skills developed by hundreds of ordinary families in the early 1970s used in EVERY type of birth. The Birthing Better resource was made available online in 2000.
You will learn very specific skills to prepare your pregnant body for the birth of your baby based on a wonderful and simple shared, common Body Language. Please start from 24 weeks onward. Then you will be guided through effective birth and birth coaching skills that will work for you no matter where you birth, with whom or the circumstances. Whether you have a non-laboring Caesarean, an unexpected Caesarean after labor, have a highly medical labor and vaginal birth or a natural birth in hospital or home these skills will provide you focus and give you a deep and satisfying connection to yourself, each other and your baby’s birth journey.
In the Birthing Better resource you will …
Common Knowledge Trust is a New Zealand not-for-profit charitable Trust with a mission to grow a skilled birthing population worldwide. All proceeds from the sale of Birthing Better resources return to the Trust to further the mission.
The Birthing Better resource is your TEACHER for use in the privacy of your own home. Learn at your own pace. These phenomenal skills are accessible to everyone, work well with all other skills-based techniques yet provide incredibly unique skills found in no other childbirth preparation resource. Your Birthing Better skills will work well with all birth providers and will lead you toward a positive and enriched birth experience.
Learn the tried and true skills that make birth safer for you and your baby, that give you and your partner the confidence to face the unknown of your coming birth, that keep you in control and on top of your birth experience no matter the circumstances and creating Life-long positive birth memories of how you and your partner/other worked together through your baby’s birth journey.
There are many reasons why expectant mothers and fathers learn skills. No matter your reason you can fill the Time it takes to birth your baby with skills that will leave you feeling incredibly empowered. Time is both your friend and enemy. Without skills you are likely to feel overwhelmed, out of control, passive and disconnected. With skills every single inhale and exhale can be skilled. Every position or posture can have an intent. Knowing exactly how to cope, manage, deal with, work through and experience birthing your baby changes birth from something that happens to you to something you know you did well. That was the goal of every single Birthing Better mother and father … to birth their baby well.