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Birthingway is creating a new model of caring for women and families during the childbearing year. We refer to this model as biodynamic birth, in which birth is not only a natural part of human life, it is a necessary part, and one that is intimately connected with what it is to be human. Biodynamic birth means working with your body's normal physiologic processes. A biodynamic caregiver will support you and your own birth path with the least intervention possible, while protecting the well being of mom and baby. The "bio" in biodynamic reflects broad biological themes, while the "dynamic" aspects ensure that our model is very woman-centered and individual.
The Birthingway Childbirth Educator Program was designed from the beginning with the biodynamic model of birth in mind. When a midwife implements the biodynamic birth model, it will manifest differently than when a childbirth educator does so.
Every Birthingway childbirth education series will be a little different, but at the core is the biodynamic model of birth and a variety of tools for you to use to help you achieve your best birth. Many of the tools will be experiential - lullabies, meditation, guided imagery, vocalization, nurturing non-language, story telling, body movement, art, repetition. Other tools will include a deeply held faith in the birth process, an understanding of what modern American birth culture is saying about birth and how we can readjust that frame-of-reference, and the power to create your own tools and find your own evidence to support your birth hopes.