Before delivery: 4 tips that will create the right mindset
The main four factors that will help you prepare for childbirth are combating fear, proper nutrition, gymnastics, and breathing exercises.
We’ll tell you how to do it right and make it right.
Of course, every woman is afraid to give birth. Worried, what if something goes wrong? Even if this unforgettable event has already happened in her life – there is fear still. And what can we say about those who cross the threshold of the hospital for the first time. And how to cope with this condition?
First tip: look at your fear as an assistant. Indeed, it is because of the sudden surge of thoughts in the channel, and suddenly? we regularly listen to the tremors inside the abdomen and count them to be sure that the baby is okay.
It is fear that drives us, weak and hungry, in the morning to the laboratory, in time to donate blood for analysis. It is because of fear that in the course of pregnancy something can go wrong, we regularly measure pressure, monitor food, read smart books and magazines. The truth is, if you look at the fear from this point of view, then it is already turning not into an enemy, but into an ally?
The second tip: form a positive from the negative. For example, if you think that birth is dangerous and traumatic, replace this phrase with a more positive birth safely and naturally. Creating positive affirmations – formulas of autosuggestion that can set the mind to a positive wave, help not only to ease the restraining movement and thoughts of anxiety. Thanks to them you will be able to believe that everything will really go well, but your confidence is already a big part of the matter!
Why is gymnastics important to future mothers? there is three main reasons:
- during the motor activity of the mother, the baby gets more oxygen;
- thanks to exercises, the muscles of the female body are prepared for a serious work load;
- gymnastics for pregnant women activates the defenses of the body and the expectant mother feels better and more spirited.
More information about what exercises should be done during pregnancy, and how they differ depending on the term, you can read in our material, devoted to this issue.
Many of us have heard the axiom that during birth it is important to breathe in a special way. We do not mind breathing, but we do not know how to do it correctly. Help to master the breathing practices of the future mother will help specialists in courses for pregnant women. Also, you can do it yourself, for example, after reading our material on breathing during labor.
Depending on the stages of childbirth, breathing must be different: somewhere superficial and light, somewhere deep and rich, at some point it is important to breathe like a dog, and the next calmly and evenly, singing vowel sounds.
Correct generic breathing can not be learned in one day, this is a fairly serious process. However, these skills must be brought to automatism, so that during fights and attempts you do not get lost from another attack of pain, but control the process.