The Complete Guide to Wild Pregnancy and Freebirth
From the comfort of the hospital to the beauty of a natural freebirth, this guide will provide insight into wild pregnancies and freebirths. It is a journey of self-discovery and often filled with physical and emotional health benefits.
What is Freebirth?
Freebirth is the act of giving birth at home, without any form of medical assistance. It is a spiritual and empowering rite of passage, and is a totally natural process.
Benefits of Freebirth
Freebirth has many physical and emotional benefits. Here are some of them:
- Complete Control: Parents can create the perfect environment for their baby, deciding where and how to give birth.
- Fully Natural: Natural freebirth is as close to the primal, natural experience of giving birth as you can get.
- Lower Levels of Stress: Having the freedom to make your own choices is a great stress reliever and confidence builder.
- Higher Oxytocin Levels: The hormone oxytocin helps the mother during labour, and higher levels are released without medical intervention.
- Closeness with Baby: There are no nurses or doctors between you and your baby, giving you more time to bond with your new addition.
Preparing for a Freebirth
In order to ensure a safe and successful freebirth, it is important to prepare both physically and emotionally. Here are some things you should do:
- Educate yourself – Read books, watch films, speak to other women who have experienced freebirths.
- Find a supportive midwife – Speak to midwives that are experienced in freebirths and can help you during your journey.
- Prepare your space – Decide where you will give birth, and ensure that the area is comfortable, safe and private.
- Research birth supplies – Purchase or hire items such as a birth pool, birth mats, birth stools, towels and cleaning supplies.
- Have a birth plan – Make a plan about how you will birth your baby, and talk to your midwife or doctor about it.
Wild pregnancies and freebirths can be an exciting, empowering and rewarding experience. It is important to be well prepared, and to have the right support network in place. For more information, speak to your midwife or doctor, or join a local group of like-minded parents.
Good luck, and congratulations on your journey of wild pregnancy and freebirth!