The physiology of the uterus and how fear affects it.
Why labour hurts and why it doesn't have to
Relaxation techniques to allow the body to soften and open.
How to shorten first stage of labour by using a very simple breathing technique
How to breathe during the birthing phase to eliminate forced pushing
Massage techniques to release endorphins during birth
How to create a calm, birthing environment to promote optimal endorphin release
How to have your partner / birth companion intimately involved in your labour and baby’s birth and how they can help you focus your attention during birthing
How to write a birth plan and discuss your wishes with your care provider
How to avoid artificial induction of labour
What to ask if intervention is needed so you stay fully in control
Labour and Birthing positions to assist you in comfortable birthing
JOYMAMMA Carrie Jeff HBCE Birth Doula Active Birth Educator HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educator Steering Committee Member - Hypnobirthing International Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation Teacher Pregnancy & Post Natal Yoga Teacher Registered Hypnotherapist ABH USA HypnoMothering Educator Mt Creek, Sunshine Coast Australia