What is a ‘Birth Without Fear’?

by Birth Without Fear on November 3, 2011

home birthAn empowering birth without fear. What does that mean? It does not mean there are never any fears, it doesn’t only take place at home and it is different for each women. A birth without fear can take place…

-At home

-In the hospital

-Unassisted

-As a Cesarean Birth

-When having a VBAC

-At a Birth Center

When asked what an empowered ‘birth without fear‘ is, here is how women respond…

“Being educated on my options.”

“A healthy mother and a healthy baby and a happy family!”

“If you feel like you could do it 100 times over! I feel like it was so amazing I could do it again and again. No fear.”

“Trusting my body and giving in to my primal birthing state of mind! Our bodies so know what to do, and if we allow them to work and labour without getting in the way, it happens perfectly and beautifully….. ♥”

“Being educated on choices and options. Having support, being grateful, and bringing that little life into the world the best way you can.”

“Freedom.”

“Doing what my body tells me to, not what a white coat says I “need” to. Knowing I have a choice and not being afraid to explore them.”

“Being educated and allowing my body to do birth the way it was designed to do before medical intervention. Birthing the way it was done when the only attendance was that of a midwife who relied solely on experience and nature.”

“Being the decision maker in your baby’s birth! Whether is be an unassisted childbirth or a scheduled c-section! Nothing is done to your body without your consent! You give into your animal power and that includes being able to say no! Not asking permission to birth the way God intended! Also, having the strength to accept when your baby chooses a different path then you planned! I think to me it means confidence, strength, love, education, consent, respect, flexibility and faith! Fear has no place in it!”

“Knowing you are not at the mercy of your healthcare provider, and you are capable of giving birth! You were born to do it!”

*Picture by Nikki Williams Birth Doula and Photographer. Picture of Christy, her husband and newborn with Gorgeous and Green.

 

 

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