Birth is a woman’s right and how she chooses to go through her pregnancy and how to give birth should always be in her control. If you're on your first pregnancy, no doubt you have been reading countless books, been getting advice from medical professionals and recommended by family and friends what you should do.
Maybe this is your first pregnancy and you're scared because you've never been through it. How do you even begin to imagine what it is going to be like? Do you wonder if you'll know what to expect and how you're going to feel during this experience?
Have you been through labour before? Was it not what you expected. Did it not turn our how thought or wanted? Are you looking for a better experience this time?
If you are looking to get dad up to speed with all things pregnancy and labour, or you are a birth partner seeking to get better informed about what to expect from pregnancy labour and birth, we have four books that we recommend for you to read:
Each week we like to bring to you a video of positive birth experiences.
This week we share the interview that Paula Lane gave in 2017 following her hypnobirthing course with Katharine Graves herself.
Lots play time and cuddles are essential to develop a bond. In fact, it forms the basis for a healthy father-child relationship.
Learn how dads and new-borns can build a closer attachment in those precious first few weeks.
It’s vital to have someone there who you are confident that they will support you. It's important that they know your hopes, feelings and preferences for the birth. They need to be confident about your preferences, so that they are able to speak up for you, if needed.