Hello Beautiful Mama's and Mama's To Be,
My husband and I have recently decided to conceive a child within the next year or so. We'd like to have an unassisted childbirth in the comfort of our home. I've begun research into diet and other precautions to take before conception since it's been suggested that the health of the egg and sperm will ultimately affect the delivery and health of the child. I wanted to know if any of you ladies have experience with HypnoBirthing? I think it's just a fancy name for a practice our ancestors have used for thousands and thousands of years and we've slowly forgotten. I would truly like to hear about all of your birth plans and what precautions your taking for your health?
Within the past year my husband and I have started eating farm fresh vegetables, raw grass fed butter and milk, grass fed beef, pastured chicken eggs, wild caught fish and raw homemade fermented foods and beverages (raw yogurt, sour dough breads, vegetables, kombucha, etc....). We've completely removed all processed foods and pretty much anything that comes pre-packaged. No white flour, sugar (or brown sugar), margarine, homogenized milk, butter or yogurt and no soy products. I like the way Nina Planck puts it in her book: real food, they way our great grandparents used to eat. I have only discovered Nina's book about a week ago but already feel like I'm on the right track!
I'm sure anyone who's considered unassisted childbirth has heard the following words "Are you crazy?" or "Are you sure you want to risk that?". I say to them, "If this is wrong then I don't want to be right" - just to avoid confrontation and argument. How is everyone else coping in dealing with others who aren't supportive of their birth plan?
Please share any other information you feel may be important to improve the health of mom and baby both physically and mentally.
Thanks for listening! ~ Y