Life often seems to be moving faster and faster, but things actually slow down in the delivery room. To make this time in the delivery room less painful and joyful, it is worth knowing how to deal with the hard work associated with the birth of a child more easily. Listen to your body and be aware of the signs that indicate that labour might be coming soone. Try the following things to greatly facilitate your delivery.
Every woman is different. Our bodies are different, our children are different and no two births are the same. That is why it is worth learning more about labour and childbirth. Knowing about your options and the pros and cons of each can help you feel more confident when making decisions about how you want to give birth. If you are particularly concerned, you can talk to the midwife. They answer all questions and explain what can be done to safely give birth to a child in any scenario.
Take a delivery course and register as early as possible: courses not only fill up quickly, but some courses take about 12 weeks to complete, so you need to start it in the second trimester. Also, find out what your doctor’s philosophy about caesarean section and epididymitis is compared to pain-free treatments. Ask difficult questions – and also “stupid” ones – to learn more about the different phases of labour, so that you know what to expect. The better prepared you are, the more options you have during labour.
Try not to hear horror stories about labour because they are not helpful if you are nervous. Try to remember that with every bad experience there is a mother who has a positive story to tell. This can be difficult, especially if you have had bad experiences yourself. But try to think positively. Many mothers say that a positive attitude is very helpful. Graphic images, catastrophic stories, and daunting words can affect your subconscious mind and cause mental blockage during labor. Negative thoughts only make labour stressful. Change the TV channel, turn off the device or leave if you feel uncomfortable about it, and log out of the terrifying Facebook threads.
Labour often requires strength and endurance, so it’s important to prepare your body for it. Exercise during pregnancy can also be a great way to relieve stress. You can try to find out about prenatal exercise courses nearby. For example, a pregnancy yoga lesson can be very helpful. It will help you put the baby in a good position for delivery, teach you positions that will help you during delivery, and provide relaxation and breathing techniques that will help you stay calm. However, any type of exercise is good. If you don’t have time or money for the course, a walk in the park is a good idea. Crouching increases the opening of the pelvis by about 28 percent. But if you wait until you have cramps to try for the first time, your endurance will not add up with squats. If you’re afraid of childbirth and labour, consider your fears at the beginning rather than the end of pregnancy. Using breathing techniques can help calm the nerves (before and after delivery) and control your pain. You can exercise throughout your pregnancy to make sure you can feel comfortable at the beginning of delivery. As you prepare your body and mind for labour also remember to fill your baby hospital bag with must-have items to make labour a less painful process.
Complementary therapies such as acupuncture can also help you relax. Just make sure that the practitioner is fully qualified and uses disposable needles for each procedure. Tell your doctor that you are also pregnant because some acupuncture points cannot be used safely during pregnancy.
Erect positions like standing, kneeling, sitting, walking, slow dancing and squatting allow the child to be moved down and out by gravity. Moving your hands and knees forward and backward will help you put your child in position.