This book empowers women at childbirth. Childbirth is a part of life and should not be feared. However, today, a woman's odds of having a vaginal childbirth is four to one. C-sections are at an all time high and women need to regain their power upon their body. The Bradley Method is a guide for couples interested in having a drug free and surgery free childbirth.
Getting your body ready for birth.
The Bradley method teaches expecting parents to take responsibility of their births and shaping them based on the parents birth goal. The method however does not prepare parents the "hospital routines." it also emphesizes the importance of being relaxed during all the stages of labor.
The first stage of birth
These will be exiting, because it is the first sign that labor is starting. It's important to remain relax. Don't fight the labor and let your body work. Possibly even take a nap. Contractions will gradually get closer together. Remember every contraction is just a signal your body is giving you that your baby is getting closer to be born. Each stage of contraction means something. The book gives a lot of important relax breathing techniques as well as for the coach. The couch should at this time have hot towels, dry ice, and water for his partner.n
The second stage of birth
Every birth is unique. The length of time varies but the process are all the same. The pushing stage is the last. Your body will be in charge and will take over. There are various degree is this urge to push, but you will know it when it happens. But another good indicator will also be when a women reaches 10 cm.
It is during this stime that you ought have doubts about being able to do this. But a good coach will motivate and remind you how great you are doing. Before you know it your baby will be born.