Positive Joyful Birth

Natural Childbirth is about how we are designed to experience birth naturally, easily, and comfortably.  It means a deep inner KNOWING that birth can be a joyful experience for mother, baby and the whole family, and that such a birth gives baby the best possible start on life physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

What is Natural Childbirth? 

What is Natural Childbirth: Facts You Should Know 
Prepared by the Natural Childbirth Association of Milwaukeeand reprinted in “Childbirth Without Fear - The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth” by Grantly Dick-Read, M.D. 1959.

What is HypnoBirthing?  Childbirth according to Mother Nature

See this short article about Hypnobirthing®  a program developed by Marie Mongan, M.Ed., M.Hy.

In HypnoBirthing classes, couples learn:

  • The science of birthing in simple easy to understand terms
  • How fear creates the problems we wish to avoid
  • What are the most common preconditions for trouble in birthing
  • Role of surrendering during birth
  • How birth leaves an indelible imprint on the mind of the baby
  • How you can contribute to peace in the world through your birth choices

Outcomes of HypnoBirthing ® :

A summary of HypnoBirthing outcome data - Powerpoint called How Do We Look
USA Outcomes Summary 2005 - 2010; 3 page graphic report
Outcomes of HypnoBirthing - study of HypnoBirthing, explanation and report, 20 pages

Positive Birth Stories

Childbirth Stories as told by couples who took classes at the School of Life.

Two Yoga Concepts to facilitate natural childbirth practices

Breath and Awareness work hand in hand to facilitate the kind of inner communion that helps us with labor and birth. This article gives practical instruction and explains how this works for a positive birth.

Birth Affirmation

Affirmations are key to positive thinking and joyful expectancy.  This Birth Affirmation from the HypnoBirthing Institute is a beautiful preparation for a woman who is close to delivery (copyright by HypnoBirthing Institute).