Giving birth in a natural setting

Video of a woman who chose to give birth to her child in a natural setting, away from hospitals and man-made structures. As she describes it:

“How and why I chose to give birth in nature was much about the inner journey as the outward process … and equally as powerful. Afterwards I felt like my whole life had been in preparation for that one moment. My sense of wholeness and peace was bigger and deeper than anything I had ever felt before. This feeling only continues to expand and ripple out into my family, my relationships, my life. It has had a profound effect on my mothering and for my children especially.”

Though we do not recommend others to give birth without getting medical attention immediately after delivery, we do find the video inspiring and perhaps it may help pregnant mothers out there of relaxation techniques that they may want to employ during childbirth.

Six months pregnant

You and your baby make it over the half-way point of the amazing journey and into six months pregnant! What an accomplishment, but don’t exhaust stamina yet-there’s still an extended road ahead, as well as the final “push” at the end. Should you haven’t yet considered it, this may be a good time for you to think about childbirth classes, particularly if this is your first pregnancy. The rest of the months will go by fast, so plan in advance. Most expectant moms report the sixth month to become a quite comfortable amount of time in the pregnancy. Some of the early symptoms for example morning sickness and fatigue have passed, and you’ll feel a burst of energy and excitement while you begin to anticipate your baby’s arrival. You need to still take it easy though, despite this sort of feeling, and begin reserving your time for the eventful months ahead.