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tips for birth preparation

Tips for birth preparation

These tips for birth preparation are for every birth. Whether you want a waterbirth, are having an induction or you are booked in for a caesarean – there is power in doing birth on purpose. Putting yourself at the centre of your care is all about knowing your options, having a say and asking questions. This means you can be better prepared for the reality of labour and birth and what it might involve. Labour and birth can be unpredictable so pregnancy is a time to start gathering knowledge and skills and to get your head ready for what you can do and what you might need. I have worked with expectant parents since 2002 as a childbirth educator and as a doula. And I have also had three of my own babies, which all required different preparation. I passionately believe that it helps to: know more about the reality of birth. Labour and birth can be about contractions, tiredness, decisions, doubt, strength and vulnerability. There is great strength in knowing where the challenges might …

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Use a good birth practitioner

It can help to go on recommendations and do a bit of research to find someone who is going to best support you. Good birth preparation is about a mix of good information, professional experience, proven skills and encouraging you to think about what matters to you. And remember, you get what you pay for – put a value on your birth & baby preparation. You can book a session with me if you have questions, need some additional support or preparation for birth & baby. Or there is my digital antenatal course, which is a comprehensive, clear and practical way to prepare. antenatal & postnatal specialist | working with parents since 2002 Always seek medical support if you are concerned about yourself or your baby. Even if it is just a feeling that something isn’t right.

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Birth Preparation Tips: Prepare Well!

As an antenatal teacher, this is – obviously – something I feel very passionate about. Not all birth preparation is the same and we all have different needs but there are some basic essentials when preparing for labour & birth. Being told what to do is not preparation, however being provided with a foundation of knowledge and a toolkit of strategies can help you know more about your options and to stay calm and gather information to make decisions. Good birth preparation is about being able to be involved, to say what you need and to navigate any challenges. Book a session with me if you have questions, need some additional support or preparation for birth & baby. antenatal & postnatal specialist | working with parents since 2002

Birth Preparation Tips: know more about what helps

As part of your preparation for labour and birth and it can be useful to know what can be helpful for you and for your labour and what might not. The intensity and the effectiveness of your contractions, how you manage and work with your contractions and your energy levels and how things progress can be impacted by the environment you are in, the positions you use and how you are feeling. It is worth knowing more and preparing for what you can do before labour starts. Book a session with me if you have questions, need some additional support or preparation for birth & baby. antenatal & postnatal specialist | working with parents since 2002 Always seek medical support if you are concerned about yourself or your baby. Even if it is just a feeling that something isn’t right.

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Birth Preparation Tips: anxieties & fears

As part of your preparation for birth and life with your new baby, it can be important to share and talk through any anxieties or worries you might be experiencing. This can help you to be honest with yourself and to deal with them head on, with greater knowledge and effective strategies. Always seek medical support if you are concerned about yourself or your baby. Even if it is just a feeling that something isn’t right. Book a session with me if you have questions, need some additional support or preparation for birth & baby.