There’s a lot of hard work that goes into preparing for a natural birth. Natural childbirth education videos are a convenient yet powerful way to learn the tools you need to approach birth with confidence. Are you ready to start preparing? Well, just sit down in a comfy chair and press play!
Natural Childbirth Education Videos – Deep Relaxation
The first skill you’ll want to learn in preparation for a natural childbirth is the ability to relax deeply. This may sound counterintuitive. But when a strong contraction comes in labor, the very best thing you can do to promote labor progress is to relax your muscles. And I mean ALL of your muscles. Let the muscles of your face, arms, stomach, legs, and toes melt into the surface you’re resting on.
Does that sound like a pretty impossible task to attempt during a painful contraction? Well, it’s time to start practicing! You’ll be a pro at it in a couple of months! This “White Light Imagery” guided imagery experience is an excerpt from the Class #1 of the KOPA® PREPARED online childbirth course.
Natural Childbirth Education Videos – Pain Coping Tools For Natural Childbirth
With time, you’ll develop a solid foundation in the skill of deep relaxation. You can then begin to layer on a variety of other natural pain coping tools. These include patterned breathing techniques, positions that promote comfort and labor progress, and pressure techniques, to name a few.
When you start to experience uncomfortable contractions in labor, you’ll begin using your tools in an orderly succession of “least distracting” to “most distracting.” You’ll spend hours learning all about this in your online childbirth class. In this brief video, you’ll get a feel for the wide variety of tools that you can practice now during pregnancy to help you prepare for labor.
Natural Childbirth Education Videos – Hospital Interventions
Now that you’ve prepared your mind and body for the work of labor, it’s time to learn all you can about the medical aspect of giving birth. Of course, you don’t need to know the nitty-gritty details. But it’s important to be well informed about at least the basic interventions that you may be offered in the hospital. Your childbirth class will help you understand your options for medicinal pain relief, like narcotics and epidurals. You’ll also learn about labor inductions, cesarean birth, IVs, etc.
Pregnancy is also the ideal time to nurture a positive relationship with your healthcare provider. Follow the list of “Healthcare Provider Talk Points” included after each class in your Kopa Birth online course manual. They offer lists of simple questions that will help you engage with your doctor or midwife. It will also help him/her understand your plans for a natural birth.
The video you’re about to watch is an excerpt from Class #6 of the KOPA® PREPARED online birthing course. Many first-time moms are offered the intervention of labor induction. Take a few minutes to learn about cervical ripeness and how it influences your chances for a successful labor induction.
(Is it possible to have a natural birth with a labor induction? Yes! Read about one mom’s experience with an induction without epidural.)
Natural Childbirth Education Videos – Register for a FREE 1-Hour Class!
Are you ready to step in and test out the water, so to speak, in your journey to prepare for a natural birth? Enjoy free, 2-week access to view the KOPA® PREPARED Class #1. This is the 1st of the 8-class Kopa Birth® online childbirth course series. This video-based class is just over one hour long. It presents a deeper look into how relaxation can be the foundation of your calm, positive, natural birth experience.
Natural Childbirth Education Videos – Enroll in the KOPA® PREPARED Course
So you’ve tested the water and decided that you’re ready to dive in the deep end now! It’s time to register for the full, 12+ hour KOPA® PREPARED online childbirth course. Choose between 2 comprehensive options:
- Cost: $195
- 8 comprehensive video classes
- 12+ hours of course material
- Natural hospital birth video footage
- Mock Labor experience
- Meditations & Imagery for Labor® audio downloads
- KOPA® PREPARED course manual download
Includes all of the features of the Essentials course, including:
- Cost: $245
- Extended, 7-month online access period
- Kopa® Meal Plans
- Relaxation Triggers Class
- Prenatal Fitness: Fitness Instruction & Workouts for Each Trimester
- Partner Labor Guides®
- Additional audio downloads
Kopa Birth’s online childbirth classes allow you to prepare for a natural childbirth from the comfort of your own home, 24/7. Enroll today in our free online childbirth class to learn more about preparing for a natural hospital birth.