Birth Breathing Techniques

Birth Satisfaction

There is NO global history of universal birth breathing skills.

Before the Modern World every culture and society had it’s own health system that focused on all aspects of Life including pregnancy, birth, newborns and children.

Traditional Women have no idea they have a cervix! That’s modern science. Most Women didn’t know they were pregnant for months. We do in the modern society.

Around the world Women have told each other because there’s no way to know what your birth will be like therefore there’s really nothing you can do to prepare for it.

Listen to the question the Director of Common Knowledge Trust asks every group of Women.

Times changed and universal birth breathing skills began to evolve.

Dr. Dick Grantly-Read developed the first extensively taught birth breathing techniques in the early 1950s.

In the 1970s Lamaze and The Bradley birth breathing techniques became widely used.

Then in the 1990s Hypnobirthing and Hypnobabies became very popular and still is.

A great start to universal skills. There were many problems with all these methods.

Listen to the Director of Common Knowledge Trust explain why these methods could never become universal for all Women and every birth.

Success for some but failing so many

The 1970s in the US was a shifting Time in childbirth. Lamaze and The Bradley Method were well known. Millions of birthing women used these skills and fathers were being permitted to come into hospitals and be a ‘birth-coach’ using these birth breathing techniques.

Sadly these skills focused on a small group of women:

  • Low risk pregnant women who wanted a natural birth
  • Those who were seeking a pain-free labor
  • Women seeking to reduce medical care

Many too many birthing women were just plan left out of this first evolution of birth breathing techniques.

Birthing Better skills began to develop in the early 1970s created by hundreds of pregnant families from diverse backgrounds who just wanted good birth breathing skills for their birth experience.

Birth breathing are not the only phenomenal Birthing Better skills developed by families

Birthing Better families developed birth skills well beyond just birth breathing techniques.

There are THREE SKILL-SETS  in Birthing Better:

  1. PRACTICAL PREPARATION HANDS-ON BODY SKILLS: How to create space, mobility and softness in your pelvis and baby’s birth passage: Hip Lift, Sacral Manoeuvre, Sit-Bone Spread, Tailbone Movement, Mapping Your Pelvis, Pubic Arch Spread, The Pelvic Clock, Internal Work, Kate’s Cat and Baby Friendly Positions
  2. PRACTICAL BIRTH MANAGEMENT SKILLS: Skills to cope, deal with, work through, manage, stay on top of and remain in control over labor contraction pains: Sustainable-Directed Breathing,  Deep Touch Relaxation, Non-verbal/Verbal Communication, Internal Work and Positive/Negative Voice how to bring the body skills into birth as needed.
  3. SOFT SKILLS: These are the skills that tie the hands-on and practical skills together throughout your VBAC: 5 Phases of Contractions, 2 Birthing Behaviours, 2 Birth Plans, Tension, Relaxation, Dealing With Pain, Staying in NOW and Progressing Labor 

You can check out all the COMPREHENSIVE ONLINE LESSONS

You'll receive a short email sequence with a few more Birthing Better eBooks with more skills

Subsequent emails:

  • Email ONE: Two Birthing Behaviours
  • Email TWO: Teamwork
  • Email THREE: Stay in the NOW
  • Email FOUR: Of course … an offer for you!


The best place to start is NOW