Your sacrum and birth
Not everyone knows the word ‘sacrum’ and what that means. Sadly there’s no other word for the sort of triangular shaped bone at the end of your spine and has your tail bone attached at the tip of the upside down triangular. It’s easy to google so we won’t bore you. What we want you to know is that your sacrum is the bone that your baby will push out and back if he/she needs to create more space in your pelvis. In the Birthing Better Childbirth Preparation Online Course in lesson Bony Pelvis Skills you’ll learn the importance of your sacrum and how to create mobility in this bone to help open up your pelvis. Creating a mobility in your sacrum can ease back-labor pains as well as reduce and prevent stuck labours that lead to more medical interventions.
You’ll never know what your birth will be like but Birthing Better Childbirth Preparation skills gives you a very real way to prepare your pregnant body to become a birthing body. Giving birth may be mysterious but it doesn’t have to be mystifying. Your baby lives inside your uterus during pregnancy. During the labor part of childbirth contractions open your cervix that has kept your uterus closed for 9 months. To be born your baby has to open your cervix as well as move down through your bony pelvis before he/she can move down, through and out your vagina. Having skills to open your pelvis is essential to help this big object be born.
Birth skills and birth-coaching skills
Preparing for birth during pregnancy means your body will be used to creating space, mobility and softening. When you couple preparing your pregnant body to become a birthing body with learning, practicing and using birth and birth-coaching skills gives you a huge upper hand compared to the vast majority of pregnant families. Because there is absolutely NO expectation that expectant parents become skilled to birth their baby, you are far ahead of the game.
Choice vs skills
You’ll be making your Birth Plan about what you want and don’t want. Make a Skills-based Birth Plan as well. This is a blue-print to tell your obstetrician or midwife what skills you’ll be using during your birth. And your Skills-based Birth Plan is your Big 10 List so you remember the skills you’ve learned.
Your choices may unfold as you want. You may lack choices that you want. Your choices may change unexpectedly. No matter what happens with your ‘choices’, you can use your skills no matter where you birth, with whom or what happens. Having skills give you the upper hand so you can always stay in control and on top of your birth no matter what.
Learning how to move your sacrum with the skill Sacral Manoeuvre is so essential and you’ll also learn Kate’s Cat.