Learning the Seven Secrets of a Joyful Birth
Table of Contents
- 1 Learning the Seven Secrets of a Joyful Birth
- 2 Seven Secrets of a Joyful Birth By Dominique Sakoilsky
- 2.1 How learning about drugs can help you have a natural birth
- 2.2 Helping Birth – my new book on pain relief & interventions
- 2.3 Get this baby out now! A guide to birth interventions
- 2.4 Give me all the drugs! A guide to labour pain relief choices
- 2.5 Birthzang’s Guide to using Clary Sage Oil in Labour
- 2.6 What Does a Doula Do?
- 2.7 Birthzang’s Guide to Using a TENS Machine in Labour
- 2.8 Sisterzang’s Delumptious Vegan Cookies
- 2.9 Delayed Cord Clamping and why it is a no-brainer
- 2.10 Birthzang’s 5 Essential Pieces of Equipment for Labour and Birth
Seven Secrets of a Joyful Birth By Dominique Sakoilsky
This weekend has seen me undertake the first part of my Active Birth professional training at the Active Birth Centre in North London.
The group is comprised of a wonderful cross-section of women from the UK, Holland, Norway, Israel, Mexico and Japan and it has been an honour to train with them and to draw from their experiences and wisdom.
“Working through the seven secrets is a brilliant way to address the deeper issues within yourself in a safe and simple way. It will free you to enjoy the unfolding, the transformation, the growing that is happening inside you. This process never stops in life. Yet in pregnancy it happens so profoundly and intensely as we integrate enormous changes, in our bodies, our feelings and our relationships in a relatively short span of time. Each of you – mother, father and baby – has a different set of challenges. The baby to be born from the womb into the world, the mother to be the giver of birth and the nurturer, the father to be the companion and protector, couple or single parent to become a healthy loving family.
In this book Dominique Sakoilsky will help you to identify your own particular challenges. She will also give you all the practical guidance you need and an understanding of how birth happens, the amazing hormonal physiology that underlies the natural process in us humans, just as it does in other mammals.”
Founder of the Active Birth Movement
Most pregnant women I meet want a natural birth. OK, there are always some people who believe that they have a zero tolerance of pain and fully intend to get all the drugs as soon as they go into labour. And I fully applaud them. Regardless of your choices...
There are a thousand books on how to have a natural birth with different techniques and methods. Very few of them address the reality that over 50% of mothers in the UK have some form of intervention or birth pain relief in childbirth, and the number is...
What are birth interventions. On the whole, birth interventions are not usually planned for in early pregnancy. However, the two major interventions many parents face are an induction of labour or caesarean. In many cases, birth interventions are required for medical...
Pain Relief vs Natural Birth When preparing for birth, most women's first instincts are to find out all they can about natural birth and not really consider labour pain relief. We have done it for millions of years, after all, and the excitement that...
Clary Sage Oil Clary sage oil is often touted as an effective method to induce labour naturally and enhance contractions once labour has started. The reality is that babies come precisely when they are ready. Studies have shown that labour is triggered once the baby's...
Guest Post by Lisa Ramsey, Doula. So, my name is Lisa Ramsey and I have been a doula for 8 years now and I love it! Most of my working hours are spent either with couples preparing for birth, with couples during birth or supporting new parents in those first weeks...
TENS Machine in Labour Most women don't like the idea of using pain relief in labour and so any methods that are side-effect-free are a bonus. There are many things you can do in labour to minimise the pain and using a TENS Machine in labour is a popular...
Vegan Cookies This recipe was given to Birthzang by her wonderful sister. I have no idea where this vegan cookies recipe came from so if you think it is yours or has been shamelessly ripped off from somewhere else, please let me know and I am happy to...
Delayed cord clamping Delayed cord clamping - or optimal cord clamping as it is starting to become known - is when a delay is made between a baby being born and its umbilical cord being clamped and cut. This delay is considered anything from around a...
Find out what 5 pieces of equipment for labour are essential in helping you achieve a fantastic birth. All items available in the Birthzang shop.