Protecting the Intimacy of the Birthing Environment

Protecting the Intimacy of the Birthing Environment

by Nancy F. Prevatt, RN, CCE, CD (Charis) joyfulbirthing.net Resting at the foot of the bed lay a birthing kit, soft echoes of praise and worship can be heard throughout.  Candlelight dances around the room and bounces off the mother’s glistening body.   Gently embracing, they sway to the rhythm of the mother.  No matter what ensues she feels safe, supported, relaxed, and comfortable.  These elements of the birthing environment are essential in the release of the hormones needed for labor to progress effectively. Creating a similar environment as you would for an intimate evening with…Read more …