Most women planning for a natural childbirth are hoping to avoid most medical procedures. For some women, the choice to use a medication or procedure during labor will become the best choice for a healthy outcome. Sometimes that leaves a mother feeling
In this exercise you will begin to work through some of the feelings you have about childbirth. You will need to think about how you talk about childbirth and how that relates to your understanding of the childbirth process. You will also
Women report feeling everything from a pleasurable birth to an excruciating birth. No one can tell you what labor is going to feel like to you. This is partially because no one can tell you how fast or slow or difficult your
There is no right or wrong way to give birth. There is no right or wrong way to react to labor. But understanding who you are, how you handle life and what expectations you have of yourself in labor can help you
It is easy to get distracted while you labor, and being distracted can cause you to lose your physical relaxation, which may cause you to feel more pain. To prevent distraction, you can learn to focus your attention.
Most people do not consider their breathing to be a source of tension in their lives. And yet, there are very few things that have as much effect on your ability to relax as your breathing. Shallow chest breathing, the breathing style