Last weekend I took part in a birth professionals event in Montclair, NJ. Birth professionals from Northern New Jersey gathered to discuss their expertise and the services they provide to new and expectant families in their communities.
I happened to be the first speaker, choosing to present the pre-natal work I provide with the Paula Method through the story of a complicated pregnancy, which ended in a beautiful, 1-hour-long home birth in the 42nd week, showing how beneficial the method is in enabling short natural births. I taught the audience the Paula Method exercises that had been used to speed up and efficiently help the body in this relatively unusual case of planned home birth.
Learning the Paula Method prior to childbirth can be beneficial in many ways. It can help relieve or even solve a number of pregnancy-related issues, including pelvic pain, incontinence, back pain, postural problems, hemorrhoids and sometimes even bleeding. It prepares the body for childbirth, allowing for a much shorter and easier birth. It is also very beneficial in post-partum recovery as it protects the pelvic floor, the abdomen and the spine during pregnancy and birth. The exercises provide excellent support both through pregnancy and during childbirth, including birthing the placenta efficiently and quickly. The practice of the method post-partum provides an excellent gentle and efficient program for complete physical recovery and lactation support.