In this episode, I share some of the key things you will need to know or consider to prepare yourself to freebirth.
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Essential insights and steps to Freebirth preparation
Educating yourself extensively is a cornerstone of preparing for a successful freebirth experience. Whether you’re a first-time mom or have prior birthing experiences, staying informed is key. Here are some of my suggestions to do this: Maximize resources such as podcasts, books, courses, being part of a program like mine (6 – Month of Group Mentoring) where you can get guided support My book recommendation and quick guide is: Home Birth On Your Own Terms: A How-To Guide For Birthing Unassisted by Heather Baker.
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Mindset, mindset, and mindset. It is one of the biggest ways to talk yourself out of birth at home, or a freebirth, with fears popping up, old birth stories that need answering popping up from time to time causing doubt or worry, or not being prepared in a positive way to handle the pain of labour. You want to have a strong foundation and work through all of those challenges before you go into birth with your homebirth/ freebirth baby. Starting with a strong foundation gives you the best chance at success for a homebirth.
Create a Birth Plan and Emergency Plan: Going through the process of creating a birth and transfer plan means that you understand some of the interventions available and how to accept or decline them understanding the path that those choices could lead to. If you are not sure where to start with this, you could do this with your birth doula, midwife (if planning an assisted birth) or book in a session with me to create this plan for yourself.
Gather Necessary Supplies: I referred to a previous podcast episode that takes you through all the supplies you could want and need for a freebirth. You can listen to this podcast episode here.
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