On Sunday 22nd June 2014, at 22.31, our lovely, little Ethan was birthed out into the world. He weighed 3.16kg, and was 46cm long. Here is a little account of how it happened…
A birth story doesn’t begin with the first contraction. (It also doesn’t end when the baby emerges, but that’s another day’s story.) To really grasp the scope of a conscious and powerful birth, one must know the history of the mother, especially in the pregnancy. Birth itself is a culmination of events leading up to it, and it is not merely a physical experience. Birth is primal, and spiritual.
Amy used coping techniques including breathing, visualization, and positioning to achieve her natural water birth. If you'd like to learn about coping techniques you can use in labor, and so much more, head over to http://www.homesweethomebirth.com/onlinecourse and sign up for a comprehensive, holistic childbirth education course!
Why should I pay for this course instead of just doing the free one my hospital offers, or a typical childbirth education series?
This is a common question when it comes to paying for childbirth education that falls outside of your free hospital classes. So what makes this course so much different? It has been designed by a holistic midwife, doula, childbirth educator, and yoga teacher with over 21 years of midwifery experience; someone who has never had a single transfer from home to hospital due to a woman being unable to handle the sensations of normal labor in any of the births she has attended.
If you were to ask 100 different moms about what breastfeeding means to them, you might literally receive 100 different answers. You could also ask 100 different babies to wax poetic on the subject, but I’m uncertain as to just how far that would get you.
I’m not here to talk about positions, nor reasons why you should consider nursing on demand, nor to expand upon the chemical properties of breastmilk nor debate the latest in breastfeeding nightgown technology. What I am here to do is to dispel a few myths that inevitably pepper nursing conversations whenever they pop up at a cocktail party (at which you will not be having a cocktail):