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Decision Free Birthing (DF Birthing) is a method to empower soon-to-be mothers to have the birthing experience they want for themselves. DF Birthing consists out of two parts and helps the expectant woman:

  • By helping the expectant woman to define her personal birthing aim.
  • By helping the expectant woman to identify caregivers whose expertise can help her achieve her personal birthing aim.
  • By instructing caregivers how to optimally utilise their expertise in support of the expectant mother.
  • By helping the expectant mother to understand how she can actively contribute to achieving her personal birthing aim.
  • By helping the expectant mother and the birthing partner to prepare for delivery where communication is no longer possible and expectations must be clear in order for them to be met
  • By helping the birthing partner understand how to actively support the expectant mother.
  • By directing new policies and protocols towards achieving the aim of the expectant mother.
  • By providing a rationale to counter the further medicalisation of the birthing process for as far as it is not in line with the expectant mother’s personal birthing aim.

For more information on DF Birthing you can read this case description and this article.


We at Decision Free Solutions are currently developing the method of DF Birthing and are reaching out to both organisations and “birthing professionals” to co-develop the method. This concerns both the scientific substantiation of the various aspects of “nature’s birthing aim” as well as how to present (and share) the method with the caregiving community. If you are willing to contribute please send an email to jorn@decisionfreesolutions.com

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