Birth Preparation Tips

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Vaginal Birth

Every birth is beautiful and no matter how your baby comes into the world, ultimately it is a celebration. Understanding how a vaginal birth is different from a c-section birth (as well as all the variations within each) is important

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My baby is in breech position

Communication with your caregiver about the position of your baby throughout pregnancy ’s really important that you’re in communication with your caregiver about the position of your baby throughout pregnancy. This often means checking with your OB or midwife at

What is the best position to birth my baby?

There are a whole bunch of fables we have about childbirth and the biggest one is that women must give birth lying on their back in bed. Contrary to what Hollywood teaches us and perhaps what our mothers went through

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What is hypnotherapy for childbirth?

Hypnotherapy For Labour Hypnosis, by definition, is simply relaxation plus suggestion. Self-hypnosis is moving into the relaxed state on your own accord. Part of the vehicle or techniques we have created for She Births® self-hypnosis is the use of anchors.

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Setting up for a birth at home

Your Birth Preferences Create a birth plan, no sorry, I mean a Birth Preferences sheet! It’s been proven that women who have a higher expectation of childbirth will have higher levels of maternal satisfaction after birth too*. At She Births®

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Relaxation during labour

Relaxation is your greatest inner resource during labour Relaxation is your greatest inner resource during labour and a very simple skill – it’s just that nobody in our culture gets taught it prior to becoming seriously stressed out. Relaxation requires

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What are the best positions to use during labour?

Active Birthing Cochrane reviews (a culmination of the world’s best randomised controlled trials) tell us that being more upright throughout labour creates shorter labours, less need for augmentation and less need for medical pain relief. Understanding that you can create

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Baby Language and Communication

One of our main jobs as a parent is to tend to our baby’s needs. Human mammals are highly co-dependent for a very long time. Unlike other mammals such as dogs, horses even whales and dolphins etc we are not

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Don’t be afraid; Self-care and preparation from a c-section mama

After attending the Shebirths course and following the recommendations to a tee, first-time mama, Charlene was shocked to discover her follow her doctor’s advice to follow through with a c-section delivery for her large-headed baby. She and her husband had

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