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Birthing from Within: A Holistic Approach to Childbirth

Meditation, journal writing and creative expression are the cornerstones of the increasingly popular Birthing from Within method.

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Birthing from Within is a new, holistic method based on the book by the same name. In this method, the preparation for birth becomes a journey of self-discovery through the use of, among other means, journal writing, meditation and “birth art” creations.

Desiree LeFave, a certified professional midwife, uses the Birthing from Within method to prepare her clients for an underwater birth. Her classes focus on both physical preparation (good nutrition and exercise) and emotional preparation.

“I get my clients to acknowledge their fears,” explains LeFave. “They imagine the worst possible scenarios, work through those fears and then replace them with positive affirmations.”

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