A natural, un-medicated vaginal birth is an entirely achievable and reasonable goal /possibility and can be achieved when proper rules and regulations are simply obeyed. We’ve highlighted 7 natural ways to get ready for labor without any medication.
Trust me, there’s a lot you don’t know about pregnancy and the more you educate yourself the better. There’s a lot of fear around the unknown of what happens to our bodies during pregnancy and labor and as such the more afraid we get, the more anxious we become. Stress hormones are released when one becomes anxious and afraid. Thus, makes labor in itself more painful and difficult. Keep your mind at peace and ensure you educate yourself properly about pregnancy, you can take classes if you want or read about it online. Any medium you eventually choose make the best use of it.
Tap the power of pregnancy Yoga
Pregnancy yoga practices concentrate more on breathing, especially through difficult poses. Working out our breaths helps us relax properly and also helps in uncomfortable moments. Having a true grip of your breath makes it possible for you to handle anxiety and shock situations. By practising the poses to most pregnancy yoga class, you’ll learn how to release lower back tension and also open your chest and shoulder/hips. All these muscles can hold tension during pregnancy and labor, so it’s imperative that you learn how to release these tension during pregnancy.
By practising the poses to most pregnancy yoga class, you’ll learn how to release lower back tension and also open your chest and shoulder/hips. All these muscles can hold tension during pregnancy and labor, so it’s imperative that you learn how to release these tension during pregnancy.
Make time for meditation
One’s state of mind needs to be intact both during pregnancy and during labor. Make time for meditation and keep your body and mind in training that enables you to sit without discomfort. Yoga practices can actually help you achieve this, the more you practice, the more you’re able to observe everything around and within yourself. Rather than countering observations around you, it allows you to control the situation without actually hurting yourself.
Give yourself regular exercise
Your muscles need to be flexible, you can’t afford sitting around all day without any form of one exercise or the other as through consistent activity your body will be conditioned to become stronger and also more flexible. Your body will also be able to withstand more stress, especially on your joints and muscles.
Utilize visualizations Mantras
The mind is a very powerful tool for pain management. Through specific mantras like “I won’t give up”, or elevating and self-redeeming songs, you’ll surely come out strong. Use strong mantras and get yourself familiar with one if you don’t have one yet. Believe in yourself and work towards making your delivery day a very painless and easy one.
Through specific mantras like “I won’t give up”, or elevating and self-redeeming songs, you’ll surely come out strong.
Call in your support system
Have someone that cares about you around you always. Those encouragement words go a long way in shaping the positivity of your mind. Having a stable peaceful team around you is also a great way of a keeping yourself optimistic.
Harness your mental strengths
You need to be prepared even before the ‘D-day’. It’s important you process pregnancy and labor. Visualize that each contraction is a wave that slowly peaks in intensity then comes down. You need to prepare your mind so when its time, you really have nothing to fear. Having a sense of courage, as you face contraction, knowing that it will pass is a strong mental exercise that actually helps reduce anxiety and pain during pregnancy.