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Step 11 of 12 Essentials for Natural Childbirth: Standing Pelvic Rock

Standing pelvic rock will improve your posture. Even if you already have great posture, you will need to strengthen your muscles to maintain good posture during a pregnancy. Bad posture will give you a backache. So if you have one, use your pelvic rocks! This exercise will not only prevent backaches, it will also ease an aching back.

If your back is kept straight, it will not ache from the weight of the baby tugging on the muscles and ligaments that connect the uterus to your back.

Standing Pelvic Rock

Step 5 of 12 Essentials for Natural Childbirth: Relaxation, Part 2

Get Ready for Loose and Limp!

Now, assume the classic position and get yourself as comfortable and relaxed as you can. If you then have your husband/coach read the poem I’ve written, you should be able to relax even more. You’ll soon observe how you respond to different words and phrases and begin to think creatively about what other words or routines might be better for you. You may prefer to use a “total body” idea of relaxing and not go to the progressive method that I use. Perhaps you will do best with “pleasant thought” or meditative relaxing.

Natural Childbirth Tip: Relaxation As Used in Labor

The word “relaxation” as used in natural childbirth
may be very different from your past experience.

It takes mental activity to keep you physically inactive.

In other words, you work with your mind to keep your body still and quiet.

Tip from Natural Childbirth Exercise Essentials by Rhondda Hartman


Natural Childbith Tip from Rhondda Hartman


Step 2 of 12 Essentials for Natural Childbirth: Not an Exercise, Just a Comfortable Way to Sit

Most of our postures are designed to be used around the home in your everyday activities. Many can be done anywhere you work, but all can easily be fit into your life if you work at your house all day. Some are to be used for your pregnancy and some prepare you for labor. However, many are to be maintained for the rest of your life.

Let’s begin with our first “exercise” — tailor sitting, an exercise that will add to your comfort as your belly gets bigger.

Tailor Sit

Why stand when you can sit? And when you sit, tailor sit!

Step 1 of 12 Essentials for Natural Childbirth: Accepting Responsibility

The aim of 12 Exercise Essentials for Natural Childbirth is to prepare you mentally, physically and emotionally for the Best Birth Ever.

Are you #pregnant?
Do you want a #joyful, happy #Pregnancy and #Birth?
Are you #fearful of the process of giving #birth?
Do you know anything about #birthing?
Have you thought of taking a Birthing Class?
Do you know what #birth plan you want?
Have you thought about how it will be to give #birth and be a #mother?


The Natural Birth Story of Lincoln to Anne and David

Want to know how to have a Natural Childbirth?  Here’s how!

This is a wonderful birth story from Anne.

Baby Lincoln with mom Anne
Baby Lincoln with mom Anne

She trusted her body to give her the natural birth that she wanted.

Not only did she want it, she planned it.

She learned about natural birth.

She made all the right decisions.

Her husband was actively involved and supportive. I know because he ordered my book, Natural Childbirth Exercises, for her.

They had excellent training and preparation by attending Bradley Method® classes.