A variety of Birthing Better skills to prepare for birth and manage the birth experience.

Coping with contractions

No matter how you ask this question: ‘How do I cope with contractions?’, ‘What will ease contraction pain?’, ‘How can I ease contractions?’ or ‘What things will help with contraction pain? What you are saying in one word: ‘HELP’!

Here are a few links to other websites. It’s all about…

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7th month pregnancy exercises normal birth

7th month exercises normal delivery

We get asked all the time ‘What are the best exercises to do in my 7th month pregnancy to have a normal delivery?’ That is such a great question! In fact Birthing Better families discovered as they were developing all the exercises and skills is that we really should…

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Birthing Better skill Directed Breathing

Birthing Better skill Directed Breathing

Every single birth preparation, birth and birth-coaching skill in Birthing Better was developed by some ordinary family, used by hundreds, refined and deepened. This fact alone makes Birthing Better breathing skills unique, adaptable, adjustable and suited for every type of birth … unlike Lamaze, The Bradley Method, Calm Birth,…

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Essential childbirth skills

Essential childbirth skills

Giving birth is NOT a dentist appointment. Your baby is working to be born and you have to do the activity of giving birth with your baby. Giving birth is the job mothers-to-be do. Giving birth is how mothers-to-be become mothers. You move from being pregnant to giving birth….

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How to learn birth skills?

How to learn birth skills?

You can go to a childbirth preparation class if you have time and energy. Compared to your mother and grandmother’s generation many fewer pregnant couples are attending childbirth education or birth preparation classes. Now more families are looking for birth education and childbirth preparation classes online in the privacy…

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Listen and observe in birth

Listen and observe in birth

Giving birth is definitely ‘woman’s business’. Only your birthing partner is directly doing the activity of giving birth. So ‘women’s business’ is the right word for this aspect of the reality of birthing a baby. The danger is assuming that just because women ‘do’ the birth means they ‘know-how-to’…

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Birth Conrtractions

Learn to read birthing contractions

Have you ever asked this question? Who is in control of labor? This is such an important question about labor and delivery. Is the birthing woman in control of her labor contractions?  Well any of us who have given birth know that’s not true although we’d love to be…

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Birthing

Why you must prepare baby’s birth passage

There’s a joke that giving birth is like sh…ing a watermelon. That’s really an exaggeration. Giving birth is like sh…ing a grapefruit. That’s big enough! There’s an old adage that ‘women will stretch’ … some will and all will be well. Others will not stretch successfully and be damaged…

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Giving birth is a journey in Time

Mothers-to-be are a bit confused what giving birth really is. First of all …the word ‘giving’ is bizarre. What does that actually meaning? Using the word ‘giving’ in connection to birth is slippery. Let’s broaden that phrase and say: ‘Giving birth is an activity every pregnant woman must do…

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