In our “modern” society of specialized service, the process of childbirth has been mystified and relegated to doctors and hospitals. In most respects, they have served us very well, but what are you going to do if they aren’t available? This program will not teach you how to deliver a baby. The fact is that the mother and child are innately designed for childbirth. However, you need to know how to stay cool, know when you can assist, when to stay out of the way, and how to lend moral, emotional, and physical support to the mother, baby, and other family members in an emergency situation.
Don’t think this doesn’t apply to you, because of age or marital status. It’s likely there will be people around you that’ll need your help when the system is down. Be prepared, or you may regret your lack of readiness.
RaeAnn Peck has served mothers, babies, and families as a homebirth midwife for 32 years. She has been married for 40 years and a mother for 37 years. She’s been involved with women’s health interests for all of these years and has brought over 1000 infants into the world.