Function of childbirth methods
The unknown of what is taking place during birth creates tension, which leads to pain and which subsequently creates more fear. Many women are thus caught with a fear-tension-pain syndrome that is the culprit of their painful births. The main purpose of childbirth methods is thus to prepare mothers-to-be what to expect during a normal birth or labour ahead of time. Childbirth methods also presents alternative ways to alleviate pain rather than relying on an epidural.
Types of Childbirth Methods
This is the oldest and most popular method of childbirth preparation. It emphasizes distraction via active concentration, using patterned breathing through contractions, and relying on focal points.
This childbirth method promotes natural childbirth, good nutrition during pregnancy, and using a husband/partner as a coach during labour. Coaches assist mothers-to-be to relax by using massage, hot/cold presses, positive affirmations, and general support.
This particular childbirth method teaches mothers-to-be to use self-hypnosis to achieve an inner state of calm and peace.