It’s a shame to see women prepare for labor based on old beliefs that incorporate fear and pain as a normal component of childbirth, especially when labor can be such a beautiful, pain-free experience.  Although I can never guarantee that every birth will be pain free, I can state quite confidently that learning to trust the natural birthing process, and consistently practicing relaxation techniques, will absolutely help every women to have a more comfortable birth.                                                                                                                  -Teresa Van-Zellar

Here are the four breathing techniques from Teresa’s book, Birthing As Nature Intended (B.A.N.I.):


Cleansing Breath

Relaxation Breathing

Labor Breathing

Pushing (Birth Breathing)