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What Childbirth Skills Are In The Pink Kit Package?

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The Pink Kit Package is a multimedia resource:

The Pink Kit Package is the only comprehensive childbirth preparation resource that focuses entirely on BIRTH SKILLS for both you as a mother-to-be and the father-to-be (friend or relative).

This resource is designed for absolutely ALL expectant parents as a skills-based tool to prepare for childbirth.

You will learn how to:
    •    Prepare a pregnant body for childbirth
    •    Gain skills together for your two important roles: birthing and coaching.
    •    Use your skills in any birth you have … including elective caesarean delivery The benefits of being a skilled mother or father-to-be are immeasurable.
    •    Know absolutely how to work with your baby’s endeavors to come out of your pregnant body into your parenting arms.
    •    Feel empowered by your abilities
    •    Reduce any doubt you have about "how to birth or coach"
    •    Have wonderful birth memories for Life and a great birth story you are proud of.
    •    Add to your baby’s well-being

Your Pink Kit Package Includes:

1 DVD … start 24 weeks onward. Watch one segment, practice and move on to another segment. Segments DO NOT need to be followed in order. Prepare your pregnant body in 8 simple to use segments.

  • Directed Breathing ... a Life skill for sure. Your lungs don't travel through your body but you can 'direct' your breathe to expand and relax specific places on your body.
  • Map your pelvis ... learn your internal shape
  • Positions are important ... more for your baby then you. You'll be surprised at what you don't know.
  • Create space side-to-side with The Hip Lift
  • Create space front-to-back with The Sacral Tilt
  • Even learn to move your Tail Bone
  • And create space if your pubic arch is narrow
  • The Pelvic Clock ... you CAN soften inside even when you feel the natural pain of contractions.

Two Audio CDs

1) The Internal Work Audio CD … start at 32 weeks
    •    …Learn the skill that prevents birth trauma to your birth canal.
2) Birth Journey Audio CD
     •    Listen to and learn from hearing positive breathing patterns through the 5 Phases of each contraction. And hear the stressful breathing too often present with unskilled birthing women. As a pregnant woman please practice from this audio resource frequently during the last few weeks of pregnancy. As a coaching dad please listen to breath changes and learn exactly how to help your partner use her breath effectively in labour.

1 CD with 40 ebooks

… you pick and choose to read what you want, when you want to.    

    •    8 Topics with 40 specific-topic booklets

Pregnancy/Childbirth
    •    Father-To-Be
    •    Pregnancy: The Time Before
    •    First Pregnancy: Mothers- and Fathers-To-Be
    •    Childbirth
    •    Birthing Better: Achieving a Positive Birth
    •    After the Birth
    •    Mother-to-be
Where You'll Birth
    •    Hospital Birth
    •    Home Birth
    •    Birth Center Birth
    •    Unassisted Home Birth
    •    Transfer from Home or Birth Center to Hospital
Type of Birth
    •    From Labor to a Vaginal Birth
    •    vbac: Vaginal Birth after a Caesarean
    •    Planned, Non-Laboring Caesareans
    •    From Labor to an Emergency Caesarean
    •    From a Planned vbac to a Caesarean
    •    TABS: Trauma and Birth Stress
Preparation...
    •    Three Births: The Missing Birth Element
    •    Two Birth Plans: From Conventional to Skills-Based
    •    Birth Roles: Woman, Coach, and Birth Professionals
    •    Teamwork: In It Together
    •    Birthing Behaviors: Positive and Negative
Progression...
    •    The Importance of Being Practiced
    •    Getting from Here to There in Labor
    •    The 5 Phases and the Bell-Shaped Curve: Time and Behavior
    •    Staying in The Now: Mindfulness, Flow, and Attitude
Pain and Tension
    •    The Whys and Hows of Pain
    •    Working with Pain
    •    Tension
    •    Relaxation
Breath, Communication, and Touch
    •    Breathing: Sustainable, Adaptable, Usable
    •    Directed Breathing
    •    Communication
    •    Positive and Negative Voice
    •    The Right Touch: Right Place, Right Time, Right Way
Body Skills
    •    Overview
    •    Bony Structure: Hipbones, Sacrum, Tailbone
    •    Soft Pelvis: Uterus, Cervix, Pelvic Floor, Birth Canal,
    •    Body Positions

Giving birth is always an activity

Any activity is best done with skills. No matter how your baby is born you can:

  • Enjoy preparing your pregnant body to be a birthing body ... how many times are you going to be pregnant? Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy
  • Learn, practice and use your skills to work with your baby's efforts while being born.
  • Whatever is happening on the day of your baby's birth use your skills ... just as you use skills when you drive from point A to B. Birth is a Time journey between Time A to B. 
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Mike and I felt that The Pink Kit resource helped enormously with our confidence to do labour in our own way. We felt confident enough to be just the two of us for nearly the entire labour until the very end when we went to hospital at the very last moment. I don't think that I would have had the co...
Chris and Mike Garslang