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#1 of 2 Old 08-19-2013, 06:11 PM - Thread Starter
 
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For our first birth we took a 12-week Bradley class, read tons of books and did lots of practice. So far we have done almost nothing to prepare for this birth. We definitely need some kind of review, but we don't know what prep would be most useful.

What have other people done to prepare for birth #2?

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For all of my births all I did to prepare was do special exercises like squats , pelvic rocks, hip stretches, meditation, breathing, and relaxing techniques. I read books from Ina May Gaskin, Birthing From Within, Sheila Kitzinger, and Childbirth Without Fear. I enjoyed all the activities and felt very prepared just from  the book Birthing From Within while Ina May Gaskin's books were informative and encouraging. I also watched birth videos and researched routine interventions and then complications that can arise and ALL my options. There are usually refresher courses, I know The Birth Center in PA offers them, and sibling classes to help the kiddo's prepare but you could also read about it to them, let them attend prenatal visits, and watch birth videos if you are comfortable with that. I know I wanted them to see as much as they were comfortable with so they could attend the birth. They were never uncomfortable and always just very curious and asking questions that I'd answer in a way that they could understand. 


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