The excitement of having a baby is beyond joyful but the thought of labor pains can cause the mind to get stressed out. Here are a few tips that can help make things more manageable in the delivery room for you and your family.
1. Take A Class
Taking a childbirth class get’s you prepared for what to expect in the delivery room, this is your time to ask all those curious questions and have some knowledge of what to expect in delivery room. Do enroll in these classes early.
2. Keep Your Body Strong
Staying fit is important while pregnant because you want to strengthen the body for that stamina boost. Practice squatting before heading in the labor room (It increases the size of the pelvic by 25 percent) take on some yoga or keep a active walking schedule.
3. Secure Support
A doula ( a woman trained to provide emotional support and comfort during and after labor) can help reduced the need for pain medication, the frequency of cesarean sections and the length of labor. Choose an obstetrician or midwife you trust that listens to you and supports your preferences for your birth.
4. Stay Relaxed
Learn techniques that will keep you at ease and help you in the delivery room like position changes, different breathing techniques, soothing music and low lights.
5. Get Up
Bouncing on a birth ball, walking, squatting and getting down on hands and knees can help labor go more quickly and easily. Laboring women should also avoid lying flat on their back during labor, as it puts pressure on blood vessels that supply the uterus and prevents gravity from helping the baby descend.
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