Giving birth with ease and grace
1.) Birthing can be calm, gentle, painless and even pleasant for a woman.
2.) A woman and her baby have their own timing which is perfect for them. No “pushing” is needed and no nurse or doctor should interfere, know better and try to shortcut the individual birthing process (“Let me give you an injection and your out of here in no time.”).
3.) If a woman gets her time, space and support, which means she feels safe and can move as she wants, and if she is mentally well prepared (positive affirmations, visualisations, hypnosis, relaxation training and breathing techniques) she can give birth without any synthetic hormones (epidural etc) and without getting her perineum cut.
4.) After the baby arrived “outside” it is best to place the child immediately on the mother’s chest – without slapping its backside, without much wiping, without sucking out liquids from its nose/mouth and without cutting the umbilical cord. The baby will do what is called “breastcrawl”, which means it will find its own way in its own time to the breast of the mother.
5.) Once the newborn latches on mum’s breast another wave of hormones surges within the mother which helps to release the placenta.
6.) When the pulsation of the umbilical cord stops, the baby is able to breathe on its own and only then the chord should be cut.
7.) If doctors interfere with the natural process e.g. “forcefully break the water” or introduce artificial hormones, the whole natural cycle is destroyed, especially the mother’s sensitive/delicate yet powerful hormone production which is required for a smooth delivery, and birthing has to be continued and finished with the artificial procedures.
8.) The birthing partner (e.g. husband, friend, mother) plays an important supportive role to the mother during the birth preparation and the actual delivery.