Overcoming the Fear of Childbirth


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Overcoming the Fear of Childbirth

  1. 1. Overcoming fear of childbirth Create a Birth to Celebrate presented by ... Jackie, Vanessa and Janay
  2. 2. We formed the Birth Specialists ... for people just like you We see many women with Post Natal Depression Couples who came to see us for fertility were delighted at the news of their pregnancy but then began to fear the prospect of childbirth Having a baby is an event to celebrate not one to fear. Relax. We will show you how!
  3. 3. Childbirth feels like a daunting prospect A recent study reported 98.5% of women are fearful of childbirth! (ref 1) Does it feel like everyone is sharing their horror stories of birth with you? Is my body going to be able to birth my baby? What is going to happen on the day of labour? Are you saying ‘I don’t know how to deal with or prepare for the day of labour!’
  4. 4. Implications of the fear of childbirth ... for you and your baby Fear during pregnancy and birth negatively effects your babies health and wellbeing EJ Mulder (ref 2) concluded: “Apart from the well- known negative effects of biomedical risks, maternal psychological factors may significantly contribute to pregnancy complications and unfavourable development of the (unborn) child. These problems might be reduced by specific stress reduction in pregnant women.
  5. 5. Implications of the fear of childbirth ... for you and your baby Your emotions during pregnancy are directly felt by your baby You are teaching your baby how to cope with life… during your pregnancy! Anxiety during pregnancy can negatively impact your babies growth and development *
  6. 6. Here is why you should talk to us about child birth ... We specialise in preparing you for your day of labour An enjoyable pregnancy and childbirth experience Teaching your birth partner how to play an integral role during labour You will feel in control and confident on the day of labour Easier breastfeeding Rapid post natal health and wellbeing Mum & baby who are calm and content Your baby will sleep and feed well
  7. 7. What most women experience… A birth that is more about the NHS’s needs than yours Longer labour than necessary Not feeling in control and confident on the day of labour Increased likelihood of medical intervention during labour* Higher likelihood of post natal depression*
  8. 8. Interested in giving your baby the best start? We can recommend a range of easy to listen to CD’s or downloads Secrets of Confident Childbirth Book helping you create a pregnancy and birth to celebrate Courses available online or face to face for you and your birth partner to attend Online support available
  9. 9. “ If we hope to create a non-violent world where respect and kindness replace fear and hatred … We must begin with how we treat each other at the beginning of life For that is where our deepest patterns are set. From these roots grow fear and alienation ” or love and trust Suzanne Arms - Immaculate Deception
  10. 10. Get in touch ... The Birth Specialists web | thebirthspecialists.com twitter | twitter.com/birthsecrets phone | 0800 848 8745 / +44 (0) 1926 316 401