Take Charge of Your Labor and Birth with Henci Goer
Learning how your body works at the end of pregnancy and during childbirth will help you be in charge and have a positive birth experience. In this episode, we are joined by Henci Goer, Birth Options Expert, Author & Educator who shares how women could prepare for intentional vaginal birth. Henci emphasized the difference between giving birth in a hospital and doing it with a care provider who supports natural childbirth. With the right preparation, you could improve your birthing experience!
In this episode:
The Best-Kept Secret! You will discover more about your body when you give birth, and most likely, you will appreciate and love your body even more Every birthing experience is unique, but you can start preparing for a positive experience whether or not you decide to take epidurals
Avoiding epidural could be a challenge for hospital births because of the system Find a care provider whose intention is vaginal birth If you’re healthy, giving birth at home or birth center is a great option Childbirth preparation class and hiring a doula could help you get through smoothly Unexpected things may happen - have a plan for how to change your mind in labor
“For people whose plan is to avoid an epidural, I recommend that you make that an intention rather than a goal. A goal is about the path… To get to a goal is about the result. A goal implies success or failure whether you achieve that goal. An intention is a direction that you want to go. Not so much where you end up. But knowing what you want enables you to modify.” - Henci Goer
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