"I'm afraid to give birth": Gentle reminders to calm your nerves
Author: SCV Birth Center
Some women go into their child’s birth feeling calm, cool and collected. They simply trust in their body's innate ability to grow and deliver a baby. But others, no matter how hard they try, have a harder time calming their nerves. It's understandable because birth can be unpredictable. It can also be especially anxiety-inducing if you've never been through it or have had a difficult experience in the past.
Often times, women feel at a loss for what to expect. And it’s true that there are a lot of unknowns which can leave women scared and overwhelmed. What will it feel like? Will I be able to handle the pain? What if something goes wrong? These are all normal questions that most women who are about to become mothers have asked themselves.
What you need to know about having children at your birth
While it’s atypical in our culture to see children attending births, let alone participating in them, we don’t believe that (normal) birth is traumatizing. In fact, we believe that birth is a natural, normal part of our life cycle, therefore we think it’s wonderful for children to see it.
Can you really have a baby without an epidural?
There are a lot of reasons women choose to have unmedicated births. Some women are just uncomfortable with an idea of a needle in their spine. For others, it has to do with wanting the birth to maintain the birth as as natural event as possible, or preventing possible side effects, or the possible need for more intervention after that first intervention takes place. But understanding what’s going on during labor and how to cope with the pain and discomfort can help to quell some of those fears and make for a much easier labor and delivery. Proper support is crucial for an unmedicated birth is crucial. But what does that support look like?
Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
Chiropractic adjustments are not only safe, but are recommended for many mommies.
An Immeasurable Smile- A Dad's Story of Natural Birth
Author: Alex Santana
We welcome Alex Santana as our guest blogger this week. Walk with him through his journey of supporting his wife through her natural birth at the SCV Birth Center. Grab your tissues and enjoy.