• The steady flow of Oxygen to the mother, uterus and to the baby.
• A distraction from the physical pain of labor.
The Birth Beacon is programmed for five (5) breathing patterns that are typically taught and used in Prepared Childbirth classes. These patterns assist the user to perform breathing exercises that provide the ability to relax and block out pain associated with the birth process. The Birth Beacon is convenient to use as a practice tool and during actual labor.
Practicing these breathing exercises solo or with your partner in preparation for that special day will help with the use of other strategies to relieve pain and result in a smooth, quick, and comfortable labor.
In the 1950’s Dr. Ferdinand Lamaze witnessed a Pavlovian conditioning ( breathe/relax ) used in the Soviet Union to assist women giving birth without anesthesia. Dr. Lamaze adapted what he witnessed into a technique of using shallow breathing and a focal point to achieve the same results. This Lamaze form of training was introduced in the United States in the late 1950’s and has since been widely used with great success.
The patterns implemented by the Birth Beacon are representative of the patterns taught in many prepared childbirth classes. The primary objective for the use of the Birth Beacon is to affect the brain as a conditioning tool and utilizing right and left brain strategies in the prevention of pain in labor.
The Birth Beacon will provide the convenience of solo practice by the user. The Birth Beacon will also encourage a more active role for the coach and also the mother-to-be in labor by the use of the breathing patterns.