How to Handle Crowning and Bring Baby Up Yourself

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Do you worry about the “ring of fire” as your baby is being born? Want to bring your own baby up but not sure if you can do it? This podcast episode covers all those worries and practical tips for you <3

Topics I Cover in This Podcast:

  • What happens during crowning (and why it feels so intense)
  • How cultural expectations influence the way we handle birthing
  • How to prepare your body for a less painful crowning
  • A technique you can use every day to prepare for birthing
  • How to mentally prepare to bring up baby yourself
  • Asking for help vs. “being delivered”
  • Your hands are a key support <3 – here's how to stop being afraid of your own body
  • Working within the “ring of fire”
  • How to use your support team to make your birthing plans happen
  • What really happens right after baby's head is born (it's OK if baby's body doesn't come right away)
  • How to gently bring up a water-born baby
  • Why a “pause” right after baby's birth is totally normally
  • How to change the birthing paradigm from pizzas to strong women <3

Right-click here to download the MP3

Things Mentioned on This Week's Podcast

  • MamaBaby Birthing – my self-paced, online childbirth class series with weekly, live Q&A call to get your questions answered <3
  • The Pink Kit – a childbirth skills kit that includes the Internal Work, which I discussed in the podcast
  • How I used Hynobabies – my discussion of using Hypnobabies in my own pregnancies
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Handling Crowning and Bringing Baby Up

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