What is the "Conscious Birth Movement"?

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The Conscious Birth Movement is an intelligent approach to our species' procreation. When people-making practice is done with full awareness of the implications of how the quality of gestation and birth affects the quality of health and emotional well-being of the newborn. It starts with conscious conception, which is when future parents are on the same page of wanting to bring in a new human being into our world.  It also includes birth preparation during 9 months of gestation, which allows them to gain confidence and strength for the delivery.  It all culminates with the empowering, dignified, graceful experience of the baby's arrival, in a way that both parents feel initiated into becoming a Mother and a Father and the baby feels safe and loved.