Look back from 24 weeks to now and praise yourself for all the body skills you’ve learned. You’ve also learned breathing, touch and communication skills. If you’re just arriving … start now!
Begin to work through the ‘soft skills’ such as: 5 phases of contraction, teamwork, how to cope with the natural occurring pain of contractions
Sadly most pregnant women find Birthing Better at this point because childbirth preparation is often delayed. It’s ok. Browse through the courses, pick the skills that will give you more confidence.
Keep putting together all your Birthing Better skills. If you’re just starting, you are highly motivated. Pick and choose which skills will fill in your gaps.
From your Skills-based Birth Plan, create a Cheat Sheet to use during your birth. Commit to using your skills no matter where you birth, who is present or the circumstances
Once every other day, ‘check’ yourself or have your partner do so. Feel for ‘changes’ and get to know ‘down there’ and ‘inside’. This connects your brain and body.
If you’ve just found Birthing Better do not despair. Many of us learned one or two of these amazing skills even later in pregnancy. Any skill is better than none.
This is your due date week. You can still learn great Birthing Better skills. Just pick the ones you want. All Birthing Better skills are easy to learn and use.
Yes, you’re one week post due date. Practice your Birthing Better skills or learn new ones. It’s all about filling your gaps and increasing your confidence.
If you’ve just found Birthing Better skills, here’s one to use. Every inhalation expand inside your pelvis and soften inside on each exhalation.