Did you know that teaching your children about healthy birth starts at a young age? How do your children perceive birth? Is it a scary emergency event to them? It is possible to explain the birthing process to young children in a way that is both positive and appropriate for their age level. They do not need to know "how babies are made" to understand how babies are born. Think of it as an investment in the health of your future grandchildren as well as your daughters or daughters-in-law.
If your son or daughter learns that birth is a normal part of life and something to look forward to, he or she will not be fearful of the process. This also helps to promote a healthy body image for your daughter. She will learn to love her body for the amazing work it can do.
Remember, what you teach your children lasts for a lifetime. Your son or daughter may be in the birthing room or laboring at home and remember something you said many years before about birth, his/her body, or his/her capabilities. Birth is a miracle. Share the joy, starting now!