I really wanted to continue our discussion about the confusion in pregnancy and childbirth using the wonderful article by a UK midwife, however, people lost interest so I’m moving on at the moment.  I’m going to put up some audio posts of talks I’ve done over the past many, many years.

Our Trust still faces the resistance to growing skilled birthing families. Although I can go all the back to my first pregnancy and birth in 1970 and follow the progress of the childbirth conversations that have led to this resistance, our Trust firmly believes that in Time people will understand and eagerly embrace the concept that all families should have a good set of skills to use while they give birth to their baby no matter where, with whom or what happens.

Our Trust also markets to pregnant women to target expectant fathers. We do this intentionally.

  1. Fathers equally developed these skills for their role as birth-coach or birth support.
  2. Men want to know how and when to help their partner give birth.
  3. Women are desperate for their partner to know how to help and participate in a meaningful manner.
  4. Families are in dire need of both fathers and mothers to share a set of skills during The Birth so that the stress of that situation doesn’t drive them apart.

Common sense has to tell us that pregnancy is the best time to learn skills for The Birth that’s around the corner. One would think! Yet somehow the present belief about birth falls into two majority categories: ‘I’ll choose the birth I want’ and ‘I’ll just let it happen’. Honestly, neither of these two beliefs are working well. This generation of pregnant and birthing families can benefit from just learning some basic skills and then using those skills while doing the activity of giving birth.

This audio is about skilled families


Birthing Better skills were developed by moms and dads in the early 1970s in the US and used by many thousands globally in all types of birth. Birthing Better online birthing classes are housed in Common Knowledge Trust.