Sunday, June 15, 2008

How to have a successful home birth...

Women's bodies were designed to give birth. If you are in good health, there is no reason to expect a problem. Any well-trained midwife will recognize any variations that require a hospital delivery.

My recipe for a good birth:
  • Choose a homebirth midwife.
  • Trust God's design of your body.
  • Eat the most nutritious food you can find and walk a mile every day.
  • Know that you have the strength to give birth like generations of women before you.
  • Surround yourself with positive, knowledgeable women.
  • Learn how to relax, when birth begins, the sooner you surrender to birth, the quicker it will go.

Have a joyous birth!

~Chris