HomeBirth Skills Introduction

HomeBirth Skills Introduction

Just keep in mind, all the Birthing Better skills were developed EQUALLY by fathers and mothers in the US in the early 1970s when fathers were actively encouraged to be the ‘birth-coach’.

Being a ‘birth-coach’ means that role is perceived as having specific skills. Many of the skills available at that time came from the very first childbirth preparation classes taught in the US … Lamaze and The Bradley Method.

While these skills were evolutionary and finally began to see ‘giving’ birth as an ‘activity’ women had to do and that fathers/husbands/others can actively help the birthing woman do the ‘activity’, there were many problems with both methods.

  • They specifically targeted women having a ‘low-risk pregnancy’ with the assumption she will have a ‘low-risk birth” which was not always accurate.
  • The goals of these methods were narrow: natural birth, pain-free labor with no medical interventions
  • The skills weren’t adjustable, sustainable or adaptable so they didn’t work for many women seeking those narrow goals
  • Birthing women who weren’t low risk often didn’t use the skills or if birth changed into more medical care then women stopped using the skills

Fathers and mothers were determined to answer these questions: ‘What about me?” and ‘What if?” This means, birthing women needed skills to do the activity of giving birth and birth-coaching dads/others wanted effective skills to help the woman birth.

Here are the course lessons

HomeBirth Fathers And Other Support People

  • HomeBirth Fathers Mp4
  • HomeBirth Three Roles PDF
  • HomeBirth Continuity Of Self Mp4
  • HomeBirth Two Birth Behavior Lists PDF

HomeBirth Birth

  • HomeBirth In Your Home PDF

HomeBirth Body Skills

  • HomeBirth body Overview PDF
  • HomeBirth Map Your Pelvis Mp4
  • HomeBirth Bony Pelvis Structure PDF
  • HomeBirth Bony Pelvis To-Do Mp4

HomeBirth Soft Pelvis

  • HomeBirth Soft Pelvis PDF
  • HomeBirth Soft Pelvis To-Do Mp4

HomeBirth Birthing Positions

  • HomeBirth Birthing Positions PDF
  • HomeBirth Birthing Positions To-Do Mp4

HomeBirth Prepare Birth Canal

  • HomeBirth Birth Canal Illustrations PDF
  • HomeBirth Prepare Birth Canal To-Do Mp3

Home Birth Breathing

  • HomeBirth Sustainable Breathing PDF
  • HomeBirth Directing Your Breathing PDF
  • HomeBirth Breathing To-Do Mp4
  • HomeBirth Practice Teamwork Breathing Mp3

HomeBirth Teamwork

  • HomeBirth Teamwork PDF
  • HomeBirth Bad Thoughts/Good Actions PDF

HomeBirth Progression Of Labor

  • HomeBirth Keep Labor Progressing PDF
  • HomeBirth 5 Phases and Bell-Shaped Contractions PDF

HomeBirth Free Birth

  • HomeBirth Home Alone PDF

HomeBirth Transfer To Hospital

  • HomeBirth Transfer To Hospital PDF

HomeBirth Politics

  • HomeBirth Two Elements Mp4
  • HomeBirth How To Support Your Midwife Mp4