Preparing Body and Mind for Childbirth

Preparing for childbirth is something I’ve been thinking about a lot recently as I was awaiting a new precious baby. I’ve been able to refine my methods over the years which I’m grateful for because I started out doing absolutely nothing. With my first baby daughter, I had no idea what I was getting into and I went into labor blind. I had no coaching, no training, no previous experience watching another woman have a child, nothing at all. I’m grateful that I had youth and ignorance on my side to let my youth heal my body, but I should have actually prepared myself. I have since given birth to eight more children, giving me nine birthing experiences. Over that time I’ve been able to see the value in preparing and it has drastically impacted my health, before and after childbirth. Here’s what I do now, and what I should have done from the beginning. Continue reading “Preparing Body and Mind for Childbirth”