Childbirth Education

7 Surprising Reasons to Take a Childbirth Education Class

iStock 000018261406SmallIf it's on TV it must be true, right?

So, if TV is any indicator of birth, then a typical birth would look like this:

You are having a normal day being pregnant and adorable in high heels. Then, your water breaks in the underwear section at Bloomingdale’s and you begin screaming in agony.

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What is HypnoBirthing?

HypnoBirthing® is the childbirth education course created by Marie “Mickey” Mongan, a certified hypnotherapist with a Masters in Education, which uses self-hypnosis to release fear associated with birth in both the mom and her birth partner. It uses guided imagery and education on the physiological process of birth to demystify childbirth and encourage an expectant mother to embrace the natural birthing process. Mickey explains that modern

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5 Tips for a Successful, Unmedicated Vaginal Birth

White Pregnant ShirtIt's time to face the truth: women's bodies are built for giving birth, but that doesn't mean it's an easy thing to do. In order to have a successful, unmedicated vaginal birth, preparation and knowledge is key.  Here are five great tips for preparing your body for natural childbirth.

 

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What is Birthing From Within?

Birthing from Within exists as both a highly acclaimed book and birthing philosophy from the perspective of a mother and midwife; its core components consist of self-discovery, meditation and other self-awareness techniques. Its creative approach to birth helps women avoid unnecessary complications and medical interventions during the birth process. This philosophy supports a holistic approach to the mind-body-spirit connection and teaches women how to maintain positivity during the challenges pregnancy and labor.

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What is The Bradley Method?

In the late 1940s, an American obstetrician named Dr. Robert Bradley, developed a method of natural childbirth, believing that a woman’s birthing experience could be much less painful, and even pleasurable. As an obstetrician, he also believed that childbirth should be a shared experience between a woman and her partner and he emphasized the importance of a partner’s participation not only in the birth, but before and after it as well. The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth is also known as husband-coached childbirth. His 1965 book Husband-Coached Childbirth detailed suggestions for partner participation in natural childbirths.

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