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Gentle birth is the best way to start bonding with your newborn. When you welcome your baby into your arms or your partners arms, you allow the hormones and physiology of postpartum to flow in natural harmony, exactly how nature intended to create a healthy connected family who trusts their instincts and intuition.
Gentle birth is a result of a calm and peaceful internal and external environment to support a healthy nervous system, even if birth is intense. Creating a calm internal and external environment begins with the preparation you make during pregnancy. This is a time when your brain wave states slow down and the veil between your conscious and subconscious mind is more open so you have the opportunity to connect to the natural rhythms of your body and harness more control over your nervous system as you prepare for birth.
Your nervous system is influenced by your environment. While you have already focused on the external environment by choosing your birth environment, choosing a birth team you trust, and you might be learning physiology and comfort techniques, often the internal environment is not given the same attention, and this is the root cause of most interventions and non-emergency homebirth transfers such as breech babies, overdue pregnancies, prolonged labor exhaustion, pain management, and more. This is because focusing on the external environment for birth is like focusing on the exterior of your car without ensuring the engine is getting service, so while the exterior may look clean and shiny, the engine may be failing beneath the hood.
Using your time in pregnancy to tune into your subconscious and feel the rhythms of your body and your baby, you can learn to recognize how your nervous system reacts to your environment and practice generating slow and gentle responses to support a healthy pregnancy with less risk of complications and prepare to be comfortable with the natural flow of labor as it unfolds in its own rhythm.
Breath is a connector, a small cycle within the great cycle of life, in and out, over and over.
It connects the external and internal world and is the most effective tool to consciously control your nervous system.
We know this is a unique aspect of our breath because it is both autonomic, meaning it happens without our conscious thought or effort, and we can also consciously take control of our breathing patterns to influence our nervous system and therefore, our anatomic and physiologic responses and reactions.
This is the key to calming your mind and feeling comfortable surrendering to the flow of birth so you can have a gentle birth.
Would you like to learn how?
A calm and peaceful undisturbed birth
Confidently and comfortably surrendering to the flow of labor and birth
Trust in your body to safely birth your baby
Feeling more relaxed and comfortable for the duration of pregnancy
Avoiding stress-related complications in pregnancy and birth
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