The 10 Commandments of a Good Birth

These were originally posted on our Twitter page. Number 1 is by Gloria Lemay; 2-10 are by Jan Tritten.

  1. A good midwife is worth her weight in gold if you want a good birth experience. Shop carefully and pay her well. 
  2. Thou shalt eat a healthy diet: 80-100 grams of protein, salt food to taste and lots of fruits and veggies and eat seafood; and be happy.
  3. Trust Birth, trust yourself. You can do it.
  4. Prenatal care is what you do between your visits to your care provider. Eat well. Love lots. Reduce stress. Your baby will appreciate it!
  5. Homebirth: the gold standard. If possible, stay home for your birth. Birth centers are a good option, too. When necessary, hospitals save lives.
  6. Avoid unnecessary technology like the plague. It may be the plague - including ultrasound (Dopplers and scans) during pregnancy! 
  7. Just say no to drugs and intervention.
  8. Your body is perfectly designed to carry, grow and birth your baby. If that isn’t enough, your body can feed your baby too!!
  9. Birth Works; let it. Know that you can do it. It is an awesome and important step to motherhood -  a miracle you can achieve.
  10. Thou shalt breastfeed your baby for as long as possible. The health benefit for motherbaby is unsurpassed by any other act. Breast is best.


Jan Tritten

Midwifery Today


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