When you are ready to give birth, you will have an arsenal full of tools you wish to use during this most important and exciting experience.
You will have all of your recent education, your birth wishes, your doula, your midwife. You will have your birth ball, your birth pool, your willingness to do what you need to do.
Your desired ambiance will be created through lighting, music and aromatherapy. And most important…you will have your open mind.
If things might not go as you originally hoped they would…you will have another set of tools that some call interventions. And you will know in your heart that there is a time and place for every intervention that man has created. And so your tools will have grown to include pitocin, pain medication, epidural, and if need be, a cesarean.
And in the end, you will have your new baby in your arms. Your dream of many days and weeks will be complete. Perhaps not exactly as you had hoped and planned. And for that you may need to grieve. And that grieving will be good.
But you will forever know that you had prepared, and used, your tools. And you had prepared, and used, your open mind. And then, and for always, you will have your baby; your family.
“Enjoy your baby’s birth in comfort, joy and love…”
And that is exactly what I witnessed!
But this type of birth is only going to work for you if you believe and if you invest yourself…also known as practice and prepare.
Hypnobabies® was not the only thing going on with this birth.
There was just so much love in this room…between mom and dad and son and parents. It was perfect the way dad read the script while son performed the touching. And, of course, when there is this much love you know that the oxytocin levels are unbelievable. Then add the soothing effect of the warm waters of a birth pool…well, no wonder this labor did not go on for hours on end.
And just to make this birth even more special…a well known doctor, Dr. Stringer of Central Carolina OB/GYN in Greensboro, NC, was the one who had the privilege of guiding this baby to her momma’s waiting arms.
A week or so later and it was finally my turn…
I love my work!!! Thank you, Mom & Dad!!!
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If you would like to chat with some women who have had a waterbirth, just get in touch with me.
If you would like to know how you can have a waterbirth in Greensboro, NC, give me a call, email me or fill out my contact form.
In honor of my waterbirth teacher and mentor’s birthday, Barbara Harper, I share a recent waterbirth at Women’s Hospital of Greensboro,NC.
Yes…a waterbirth is natural birth. It is so much more gentle for momma and baby. And it is safe…baby is not going to drown; there are no infections.
It can even be safe for VBACs, as is shown here.
Women’s Hospital of Greensboro, NC has the statistics that show the wonderful outcomes.
However, you must be a qualified candidate for a waterbirth and only your care provider can determine this for you. You must also have a midwife attend your birth.
For more information about waterbirths at Women’s Hospital of Greensboro, please feel free to contact me:
Thank you Momma, Dad and wee one!
Thank you, also, Tanya Bailey, CNM, Wendover OB/GYN!
We believe that women should be treated with kindness and respect in childbirth !
We believe that bullying and coercion have no place in healthcare!
We believe that dignity and compassion are not too much to ask for pregnant women!
When I’m having a contraction…please do not ask me a question!
Dr. Michael Odent has said…..
When I’m having a contraction…please do not tell me what I’m doing wrong!
When I’m having a contraction…please do not fuss at me!
” The support a woman receives in labor and birth makes the difference between empowerment and trauma.” ~Mrs. BWF http://birthwithoutfearblog.com
When I’m in labor…please respect my choices!
It is just respect, something that every human being should extend to others. And imagine what if we all did respect each other. Imagine the possibilities, beginning with birth.
It really is not that difficult. The Midwives and Nurses in these pictures gave these women and men respect…right here at Women’s Hospital of Greensboro, NC.
Why can’t this happen everywhere??? It just is not that difficult!!! Respect!!!
When I’m in labor…please enter quietly, peacefully, lovingly…and respectfully!
Not only did this beautiful couple have the vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) that they so wanted…but they had the birth in a warm pool of water…all at Women’s Hospital of Greensboro, NC. Congratulations to everyone!!!
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