Dakota’s birth was immensely evolutionary and evocative. I birthed her into this world the way Mother Nature intended. No drugs. No bright lights. No institution. Peacefully. Intimately. Safely.
There are many non conventional options regarding pregnancy, birth and postpartum care. These often are not related to physician or hospital care. These options may or may not be covered by your insurance. Things such as prenatal and postpartum massage, chiropractic care, birth doula support, placenta encapsulation, acupuncturist care the list can go on. The first step in determining what care you would like to receive would be to research the many options.
Lisa Larson from The Spectrum interviewed me about Hypnobabies back in November. What a fun experience! Hypnosis for birth is gaining interest as more women and their birth care providers see how well it works. You can see the entire interview HERE.
This blog post is from Karen's doula client Elizabeth. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist and author of the blog, Enjoy Every Bite. Thank you Elizabeth for sharing how you prepared for the birth of your beautiful baby boy!
This topic has been on my mind for several different reasons. I recently had a conversation with a pregnant friend who called her OBGYN’s office explaining that she wanted a natural birth. The receptionist’s response was, “We don’t do that procedure here.” Wait, what? You don’t let a woman deliver her baby without medication?