Pregnancy And Childbirth / / May 12, 2016
10 ways to make childbirth easier
There are lots of ways to make your birth easier and shorter, without the aid of drugs.
Childbirth is often compared to a marathon, and it's not too far from the truth.Of course, all individually, but more often the process stretched for hours and sometimes even days.Therefore it is necessary to use every opportunity to make childbirth easier, softer and reduce their duration.How to implement it in a natural way?Do you have as much as 9 months to arm a mass of useful knowledge and techniques that will help in this crucial moment.
delivery stages Try to learn more about how to proceed birth of the process physiology.Such information abound in books and professional journals.Even such theoretical knowledge can help reduce fears: we tend to fear what they do not know, and waiting for the first baby experience for any occasion.
If you'll know about the stages of labor, how much each of them on average can last, you do not fall into a panic at the first battlesand not go to the hospital ahead of time, and easy to spend part of the first (longest) stage housein a comfortable and relaxing environment.You'll understand that the birth - it is work, hard, hard, but still work for you and for your baby.
Select position for birth
Trust your body, it will tell you the best position in this or that moment fights or attempts.As practice shows, most women choose to pose squatting: it maximizes the amount of the pelvis, accelerates the process of childbirth, relaxes the perineal muscles, reduces back pain.
Convenient squats, especially when you can hang, hold on to something or to rely on some surface.Moms often fall on his knees and elbows, sit on the big ball.If you want to lie down, relax between contractions, lying on the left side to the uterus is not squeezed the major blood vessels that run along the spine on the right side.
This trend, which came to us a few years ago from abroad, are becoming more common.Dole, or assistant in childbirth, a woman who has given birth to several children, having a positive experience of natural childbirth.It's the closest person in an unfamiliar place, it takes the communication with the outside world moms.She was always on the side of the mother and sees to it that her wishes were carried out as far as possible.
Dole knows how to support the mother how to give a sense of security and confidence.She will go with you to the hospital and will address the issues with staff, giving you the opportunity to focus on the process of childbirth.Such assistants are the courses of preparation for childbirth.They may have medical or psychological education, but this is not important - more important than what is called the gift of God.
horizontal position for a woman giving birth - the non-physiological.When a woman in labor lying on his back, the force of gravity pushes her belly to the spine, resulting in back pain.In addition, extending along the spine are pressed major blood vessels, blood flow to the uterus is deteriorated.One nuisance pulls the other: Mom raises blood pressure, crumb gets less oxygen, the contractions become less effective, labor progress slows.
If you are in an upright position, gravity pulls the child down.Your position is in harmony with the forces of nature, and does not oppose it.The baby's head presses against the cervix, facilitating its rapid disclosure of the child's body is at an angle that facilitates lowering and finding the path of least resistance.The vertical position helps the baby to turn at a right angle, and the birth canal - open.
Dining at childbirth
long time in hospitals adhered to the rule that during childbirth a woman can not be eaten.This is because in the case of an empty stomach necessary operation is preferable.But childbirth - a long process, and if you do not keep your body awake, then exhausted, and by the time you need to come to the main work, you will have no power.
Therefore, in the process of birth is required to drink, it is best to water, juice or herbal teas.Also snack: fruit, dried fruit, granola bars, toast with cheese.
Childbirth in water
In the ranking of natural painkillers water occupies almost the first place.We are talking about childbirth in the water, and the possibility to use the water during fights.Going down in the pool or a bath, a woman in labor becomes, as it were weightless.However, relaxation of hips, back and stomach muscles and relaxes the birth canal, facilitating the movement of the baby.Water cheats pain transmission system.
stay in the water similar to a continuous body massage that stimulates tactile and temperature receptors in the skin.The nervous system is continuously bombarded with pulses of pleasant sensations that blocks the pain signals.Studies show that the presence of water can reduce the time of cervical dilatation and fetal descent almost doubled.
breath at birth
the courses of preparation for childbirth often taught special breathing techniques, and they are described in the books.However, sometimes women complain that even with good preparation during childbirth special techniques are forgotten and do not work as effectively as we would like.
If you are in the flow of natural childbirth, it is best to listen to your body, follow the instinctive need to change the frequency, rate and depth of breathing.Most likely, in the fight, you feel the urge to breathe slowly and deeply (too rapid breathing or delayed harmful for the mother and for the baby).But between contractions better breathe freely and naturally.
At certain times you may need rapid breathing - for example, when cutting the baby's head.The midwife will recall, when you want to go to the rapid shallow breathing open-mouthed.This will help avoid gaps mother and child birth injury.
create the most comfortable atmosphere
cozy and relaxed atmosphere perfectly magical effect on delivery.That is why many people prefer to give birth at home (in many European countries home birth is legal) or in special maternity centers.
walls help at home and in maternity centers staff creates an environment as close to home when a woman feels safe, comfortable and happy.And for this, the most important heat, twilight, solitude.An additional calming effect have music (for example, records for meditation and relaxation, nature sounds) and aromatherapy.
In Russia there are no such centers, and to stay at home dare not many.What to do?Try to agree in advance with the medical staff to be allowed to bring items that you need - tape, aroma lamp, heater, large ball for relaxation.
Use relaxation techniques
Ideally, if during pregnancy you go on courses and learning relaxation techniques.Psychological and physical relaxation - an effective way to relieve pain in labor.You will get rid of stress, allowing the body to open up and not to interfere with the natural processes.It is important to learn to identify muscle tension, and then remove them from the strain.
Particular attention is paid to the muscles that are most tense and under stress involved in childbirth.Experience comes with practice, so do not be lazy to exercise.And during childbirth, try to relax, not only between contractions, and during them.Usually it is the other way around, with the beginning of the fight the woman tenses, as if struggling, experiencing this moment.And you need to open up to the pain, not to fight, but to cooperate with it.
same assistant serves as visualization technique, when my mother is relaxing because of certain mental images.Practice ahead of time and determine what is the most pleasant feeling it with you.Many helps water images - waterfall, waves rolled on the beach.Others are blossoming bud of a flower or the beautiful sunlight, fills all the surrounding space.
Communicate with your baby
Remember, you are in the process of childbirth - one team.Only the mother knows what's going on, and for the kid this difficult marathon - the first experience of the struggle for survival.Therefore, your support is vital to him.Stay in touch, think about the crumbs, encouraged him, and avoid too much medical intervention without compelling reason.
Let's hope that the described methods to make your birth light useful to you and make them the truth, and do not forget to do light labor.