The BabyBien Blog

Useful advice & helpful hints to make your birth and parenting experience run smoothly.

One of the most important ways to help yourself have a positive birth is to make sure that you feel as safe, supported & secure in your surroundings as possible. 

The easiest way to do this is by using your senses. Think of a spa and the way that it is designed so that, as soon as you walk in, it hits all of your senses and makes you feel calm and relaxed - the mood lighting, the strong fragrances, the chilled out music. Read more

For many couples a positive birth experience is all about staying in control. In particular taking control with medical staff. It's not about being awkward or working against the medical team supporting you. It is about understanding your rights and choices, what you & your partner both want from the birth experience, and maintaining control. Read more

So firstly let’s talk about relaxation. Fact - relaxation is the most important skill that you’ll need for labour. The more relaxed your body is, the more comfortable you’ll be, and the less pain you’ll experience. Read more

So you want to have a positive birth. How do you even start planning for that? For me, one of the key factors that makes a birth a positive experience is a feeling of control. 

Every pregnant woman is different. Every baby is different. Every birth is different and, even though every Mum-to-be would desperately love to know exactly what will happen and what course her birth will take, there is no way of predicting how your birth will go.

What you can do though is be informed and know your options so that you can make the right choices to give you the best birth experience possible. Read more