UNASSISTED CHILDBIRTH … if you have to give birth unassisted It is easier to give birth if you feel safe. When your surroundings feel unsafe, you can use your body to simulate security, which will help you relax. It can benefit both you and your baby. Notice signs of stress. Aim to act in a manner that allows your body to relax. Signs of stress: -Shoulders up -Tense hands -Frown -Tight jaw -Tense mouth Signs of security / relaxation: -Soft butt -Soft jaw -Smooth forehead -Open hands TIPS . . .