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Hope you agree with the title. You are never pregnant forever and aren’t you glad of that. Yes, unfortunately, some pregnancies end with a miscarriage. The operative part of the title is actually ‘one way or another.’ As a reader, you are unique. Your life is full of your life and the choices about birth centers around your life. No one is the same. Everyone is different. Is that accurate? Don’t all humans blink, cough, have one head, breathe in our nose and put food in our mouth? In fact, we have much more in common than differences. During pregnancy, no woman stores her baby behind her shoulder blades.

Two ways

There are only two ways to give birth:

  1. surgical delivery (a very new invention)
  2. out from ‘down there’ (the historic way).

Whichever way you give birth, your body is preparing for birth from 24 weeks onward. Doesn’t it make incredible common sense that we prepare our pregnant body for birth and learn good birthing skills? Well, this should make commonsense. There are two reasons.

  • First, you can totally enjoy preparing for birth. It doesn’t happen frequently and it’s such a special time. Enjoy, enjoy and enjoy. This also brings you closer to your baby and partner and brings your partner closer to your pregnancy. What’s neat is that men have the same body so it’s easy for him to help you prepare your body for birth.
  • Secondly, birth is such an important and big event in life that you really should be working with your baby’s efforts during the birth whether it’s the new or historic way. Birth is birth.

Birth is full of excitement

Birth is a process for both the woman and the baby. At first, the woman provides a space for the baby to grow and then the baby is working to come out of the woman’s body and the woman’s body is responding to the baby’s work.

This is a wonderful time to use birth skills such as Directed Breathing, the Pelvic Clock or Deep Touch Relaxation. When these skills are learned by you and your partner, you work together as a family which is about to become a larger family. Enjoy your time together. You can use your birth skills and side by side coaching skills at every moment of each contraction or during the surgery and recovery if you have a cesarean delivery.

By using your birth skills you get to impress in your memory what you have done for yourself in whatever birth you have. The birth memories you create have less to do with what happens to you than what you do for yourself. We can embrace what we share as human beings which is very neat. This means we can appreciate our uniqueness and yet feel connected to the backward and forward longevity of our species.

When you use your birth skills you will have a positive birth experience. You’ll feel competent, capable and confident about your role in the birth of your baby. That’s a wonderful, wonderful feeling no one can take away from you.

You are guaranteed to give birth because you are pregnant now.

Birthing Better online birth classes are full of skills that were developed by hundreds of fathers and mothers. They, like you, were going to birth their baby one way or another. They were desperate to have skills they could learn in their own homes and use as their baby’s birth unfolded.

All the Birthing Better skills are housed in Common Knowledge Trust