In today’s world where childbirth is treated as a medical event, you have to make an effort to have a " natural birth".
In order to feel confident and relaxed, you need to learn what your choices are.
What are the risks and benefits of medical procedures, interventions and pain medications?
What does a normal labour and deliver look and feel like? What happens in your body?
What are the comfort measures you can use in labour, instead of an epidural or a pain medication?
All of these things are covered in detail in my books and DVds and Cds, but to give a taste, below are some of my tips for entering states of relaxation that are so essential to natural childbirth:
Relaxation tips for natural childbirth
The best labour tips for an expectant mother are listed below. These tips are all based on relaxation. You will see why this is so important for your body in the complete online natural childbirth course. I hope you will find these labour tips for your natural childbirth helpful.
Relaxation is one of the most helpful techniques for pain relief. Let your body do what it is supposed to do. While your uterus is contracting, relax the rest of your body so your energy isn't working against you. Relaxation is something that must be practiced throughout your pregnancy—don’t just show up at the birth and expect yourself to be able to relax on command. The ability to relax during stressful situations is a skill that you can master. There are several different ways to do this. Practice with your labour partner throughout your pregnancy to find out what works for you. For me, it was to have my husband stroke my hair. For someone else it may be massage. It's funny to think that relaxing is a SKILL. The following are some suggestions to try for relaxing.
* Bathing or showering
* Listening to music
* Deep breathing