Going through pregnancy is very challenging for a woman as it changes her both physically and mentally. Pregnancy is a combination of gains and pains; it has its own share of complaints and worries. Obviously, every expectant woman wants to have a safe, easy and normal delivery. While it is said that every woman is capable of undergoing normal delivery, there are still many women who prefer to undergo C-section. Why?
Expectant mother should anticipate the mixed emotions apparent during the entire duration of labor and delivery. Normal delivery gives unexplainable painful sensations to your body—the prime reason why may women prefer to give birth through C-section. For those women who will give birth for the first time, they should be prepared not only physically but also emotionally and mentally so that they can endure the pain and joy of giving birth.
For expectant women who wish to undergo normal delivery, the techniques listed below can help in achieving an easy and normal delivery.
- Manage your emotions.
Your emotion and mindset play a big role on how your body is responding to the sensations. That’s why it’s important to manage them so that your labor will go smoothly. It can also help if you’re surrounded by people who can help you feel comfortable and encourage you to focus on your labor to achieve easy and safe delivery.
- Employ breathing techniques.
Proper breathing technique is essential to birthing as it can help in many ways, particularly in managing the pain. It also helps in generating strength to endure the labor. But, you need to breathe effectively to push the baby down the pelvic floor and making it relax and stretch.
- Push when you’re ready
Untimely and frequent pushing can make an expectant woman exhausted. However, it’s not enough just to push. Pushing must be done only when the sensations occur in order to achieve effective progress of labor. Your body will give signal when you’re ready to push, thus there’s no need to force it.
A birthing professional says that the uterus plays integral role throughout the progress of labor and birth. Once the uterus contracts, the baby moves down but slightly moves back up during the rest time. Bearing down the pelvic floor continuously can add stress on your pelvic and perineum organs.
- Regular exercises
It is recommended for pregnant women to do mild exercises throughout the course of pregnancy. This will help in building good stamina. At the same time, regular exercises will make the pelvic muscles strong. Kegel exercise is a great help to make the muscles on your thighs strong to endure the labor pains.
If you have further doubts, ask help from any professionals to help you. As it is said, motherhood would not be complete unless you experience the pain of labor and giving birth. However, it is also important to prioritize you and your baby’s safety as well.