How to Prepare for Natural Birth

Make a birth plan Try and educate yourself as much as possible about birth and all related aspects. Device a birth plan that suits your preferences and conveys it to your team. The professionals will counter advice you and will help you conduct your plan with full expertise. Choose the right...

10 Tips to help you have a natural birth

1) Plan for continuous labor support.  This support can come from a family member, doula or midwife. Choose someone with whom you feel like you can let go of all inhibitions during birth, and someone who will treat you with dignity & respect. Ultimately, your labor support people should know...

Call the midwife ‘Dad’

In each visit, and through our classes, we try to prepare dads to be there both physically and emotionally. We try to teach them coping skills, to help the mother in her early labor, massages, the effect of different kinds of touch, and to explore what really helps mom and what doesn't. I always say,...

When her bag of waters broke, she knew exactly what to do..

This morning, after almost a day and half of labor, a sweet first time mother gave birth to her handsome 3.75 kg baby boy! This is a couple who treated pregnancy and birth truly as normal, natural life events - reading up about birth, following a good diet, exercising daily. No fuss parents that they...

Longer Time Given To Moms To Labour Means Fewer C-Sections!

Newer guidelines which define 'active labour' as 6 cms of dilation (not the old 4 cms ) are being put into place in many hospitals in the US and other countries so that women have more time to labor before it is called "failure to progress" and mother taken up for augmentation with Pitocin and/or a...

What Hospitals Can Do To Reduce Unnecessary Cesareans

Here's a great article about what hospitals can do to reduce unnecessary Cesareans! Having doctors round the clock on salary, who are skilled at waiting and doing vaginal births; having doctors with skills to do operative vaginal births (vaccum/forceps); having nurse-midwives take on all the low-risk...

New Year Babies!

Healthy Mother Sanctum Natural Birth Center, welcomes the first two sweet babies of 2013! On the 6th of January, we had 2 baby girls being born within hours of each other. Both dads had wanted baby girls, so it was sweet to see their wishes come true! The first baby was born to a mother who was in...