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Why I Freaked Out Because She Wanted Natural Childbirth (And Why It Turned Out Okay)

Tips for a natural childbirth - these help when the going gets tough!

HypnoBirthing 101 A childbirth education course that emphasizes natural childbirth and teaches self-hypnosis techniques to combat fear and pain during labor.

How to do #BellyMapping and know your baby 's position in utero to increase your likelihood of having a natural #childbirth.

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The hard work of labor has benefit for your baby and your body. - Photo © April's Grape Vine Photography

How to manage labor pain naturally

“Whatever way birth happens, it is your rite of passage into motherhood, and that passage is to be celebrated. Natural childbirth is a passage, cesarean birth is a passage, and birth with an epidural is a passage to be celebrated. That passage cannot be taken away from you. Every mother’s birth experience is valid, and an act of courage.” –Ananda Lowe (The Doula Guide to Birth)

10 Tips and Tricks To Prepare For A Natural Birth! Planning a natural birth? There is a ton of preparation you need to do. Some say that preparing for a natural birth is like training for a marathon. You have to be physically fit and lots of energy and stamina that can get you through natural labor. #naturalbirthtips #healthypregnancytips #healthydelivery

110 Positive & Empowering Natural Birth Stories

“When I say painless, please understand, I don’t mean you will not feel anything. What you will feel is a lot of pressure; you will feel the might of creation move through you. Pain, however, is associated with something gone wrong. Childbirth is a lot of hard work, and the sensations that accompany it are very strong, but there is nothing wrong with labor.” – Giuditta Tornetta

During a contraction the pressure is equalised throughout the fluid rather than directly squeezing the baby, placenta and umbilical cord. This protects the baby and his/her oxygen supply from the effects of the powerful uterine contractions. When the membranes have ruptured the placenta and baby get compressed during a contraction.

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SQUATTING, The Key For A Smooth-Easier Pregnancy And Delivery Strengthens muscles to avoid back pain, helps with pressure on the uterus Highly effective treatment for hemorrhoids. Squatting helps fully open the birth canal and avoids tearing. Babies are more likely to show signs of distress when women are flat on their backs while pushing and it increases tearing in the pelvic floor and pushing time becomes longer .

The Sweetest, most encouraging, collection of birth videos on the web. This was created to encourage women to believe in their body's ability to give birth without fear which often leads to trauma.

Strength in childbirth.

16 tips for natural childbirth. These are awesome!