The influence of negative birth stories

As a fitness teacher, doula, and woman I have noticed the when people share negative birth stories they inject fear into their listeners. The rise of induction rates and cesareans definitely has a lot to do with hospital practices, however, the sharing of negative birth stories also influences women’s decision to welcome and in some cases choose inductions and cesareans.

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What is “Conscious Birthing”?

Choosing, breathing, and allowing. That’s how you give birth to anything: a delicious meal, a new business venture, or a new human being. Women have the ability to consciously choose to get pregnant. Therefore, they should have the choice to consciously birth. Women should have the choice of a midwife, a doula, and/or an OB/Gyn. Each has a specific toolbox that can support a woman during her labor and birth.

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