Did you think that you could easily and quickly learn how to have a natural birth in just one article? One moment of study and that you’d be proficient?
It’s not that easy; I truly wish it was. But that is not the reality.
Modern society has ingrained in our culture that having a baby as naturally as possible is a magnificent feat that cannot be accomplished by all. Well, that’s true … because we’ve come to believe it! We’ve created that reality for ourselves.
Modern society has ingrained in our culture that having a baby as naturally as possible is a magnificent feat that cannot be accomplished by all.
But think about the billions of women gone before you that have had their babies completely natural—every day, everywhere—across the globe. How did they accomplish that?
How To Have A Natural Birth – History Lesson
For one, their bodies were already prepped and ready through their natural lifestyle. Work and physical labor were necessary for survival.
The effort put in by everyday tasks would render a strong body, capable of what was necessary to birth effectively. Because we sit around all day working at our computers, we don’t have that stamina and strength. It’s been lost over generations.[easyazon_image align=”right” height=”160″ identifier=”055338516X” locale=”US” src=”https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51aWAFdGYWL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”mynatbabbir06-20″ width=”100″]
There’s a great story in [easyazon_link identifier=”B00IJ0GOJY” locale=”US” tag=”mynatbabbir06-20″]Dr. Bradley’s Husband-Coached Childbirth book[/easyazon_link] that I love. It is an excellent example of my point. He tells a story heard from a father that participated in one of his birthing classes.
How Natural Birth Happens Elsewhere Today
The father told of how he was in the military, traveling with a compound across a country side full of rice fields. The country he was in, I don’t know. But the local women were working in the fields, carrying the big baskets on their backs, squatting down and hunched over, harvesting the rice.
The group traveling had to stop for some reason. So this soldier was looking out at the women working. He saw one that was heavily pregnant, working right alongside the other women. He watched as she suddenly waddled over to the edge of the field in the grass and squatted down. He thought she was merely going to the bathroom, relieving herself.
Well, after a moment, he realized that she was pushing, and GIVING BIRTH! She soon brought out her baby, cord and all, and wrapped it up in the folds of her clothes strapped against her chest. Then she just went back to the fields and kept on picking rice.
None of the other women paid any attention and all continued with their work as if nothing out of the ordinary had happened.
What a story! The magnificent thing is … this STILL happens every day, we just don’t see it because it’s not a part of our western culture and society.
Let’s Change The Definition
I looked up a few of these words, just for kicks: ‘have’ and ‘natural.’
HAVE – experience; undergo
NATURAL – existing in or formed by nature; any person certain to be very successful in an endeavor without much training or difficulty
So let’s replace ‘how to have natural birth’ with the following:
Successfully presenting an endeavor with resilience and without difficulty.
How does that sound? Much better, achievable, and more desired, right?
When you truly believe that you are resilient and can bring your baby into the world with little difficulty, then you will be able to do it.
It’s ALL about your mindset in approaching your baby birth. When you truly believe that you are resilient and can bring your baby into the world with little difficulty, then you will be able to do it. If you cannot believe in yourself, then you won’t enjoy the experience.
So what do you need to do?
Here Your Steps To Take
Here is what you can do in order to give yourself the best odds of making this natural birth happen for you:
- Start an exercise routine. It is your best investment towards getting through your labor and delivery, plus making your pregnancy much more bearable. Then be sure to move onto more exercises for greater strength. Walking around the block each day just won’t cut it.
- Commit now to eating healthy, not only for you but for your little one. There are plus meals plans for an entire nine months in Your Pregnancy Meal Plan. You can make eating easy without having to worry about getting all the right nutrients.
- Once you’ve implemented your exercises, master how to relax during labor. It will provide you with the stamina and control over your feelings and emotions during labor pains. You will be able to complete the task in a relaxed state without harmful drugs.
- Top off your expertise with an Online Birthing Class that will provide you with all the information, resources and options available in easy and understandable formats best suited for your needs. You can take the quiz to figure out which one will work best for you. Mine is the Confident Mother Birthing Course.
Do not take these tasks lightly. They require work, and lots of it, daily, and continuously. But when your desire to have your baby naturally works within you every moment of every day, all of your choices and actions will be in line with that outcome.
But when your desire to have your baby naturally works within you every moment of every day, all of your choices and actions will be in line with that outcome.
You will become selfless in your state of mind and come to love your baby so much more. All because of the bond you create with them even before they’ve arrived. Want something that contains everything you need to make this happen?
If you EVER need help in any way during this adventure, please let me know. Send me a note, email me, I am always here! Join our free Facebook group full of a community of moms working toward the same things you are.
You may have tons of support, you may have very little. But no matter when and where you are, you can find help and assurance that you’re not alone in this. I wish many blessings and complete success on your part.