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Eleven Tips for a Gentle and Calm Birth

Re-assess all your assumptions

Find out the facts before making any decisions

Cut all negatives out of your life, especially negative birth stories

Remember that the best environment for giving birth to a baby is the same as the best environment for conceiving a baby

Do everything you can to ensure continuity of care

Trust your instincts: hers to give birth and nurture a baby, his to protect her in this process

Do work to release fear

Replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts about birth

Practice your breathing and relaxation ready for birth

Be kind to yourself, and enjoy your nesting instinct

And Remember…
… baby know best

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