Everything is different once you are pregnant. And giving birth to another life is amazing, but also a bit terrifying. But it doesn’t have to be terrifying, giving birth can be a wonderful experience.
We’ve gathered 10 things that will help you fight the fear and prepare you for labor.
1. Prepare Yourself
You need to be prepared before the labor. Everything you need to know about pregnancy tries to learn at the beginning of your pregnancy and deal with your fears. Also, when it comes to physical strength that you need to have for the labor, you can exercise before the labor. If you want to learn more about how to know that the labor is approaching visit YourDoctorsOnline.
2. Join a Class
Today you can find a class on any topic. So if you are into those things you can take a childbirth course. Try to do these classes early in your pregnancy because it would be easier for you, and some courses even run for 12 weeks, so you want to finish the course before giving birth.
3. Ignore Negativity
You need to remember that every story is unique and individual, and every pregnancy is unique and individual. So don’t bother with some bad experiences, tragic stories, and graphic images. You don’t want to think about those things, because they can create a mental block during your labor. So don’t listen to those stories, don’t watch TV shows about those stories, and don’t read bad things online.
4. Find Support
Maybe you would be interested in having a doula. Doulas are nonmedical professionals trained to provide future mothers with emotional and physical support. They are also there to give you all of the important information about pregnancy and labor. Some studies show that with a trained doula’s support labor times are shorter and C-sections and epidurals were decreased by almost half.
5. Learn Some Moves
You need to learn what positions are good for you. Walking, kneeling, sitting, squatting, standing are all good to allow gravity to help move and position the baby down and out. Try them out.
6. Try Out Massage
You know that massage is good, you know how you feel good after a relaxing massage, so why not massage your troubles away while preparing for labor. You need to include your partner or someone that you can trust in this. If you just want your mind of contractions than a good old neck or foot massage will do it. But if you want something more than you can try the tailbone press, where your partner presses on your tailbone with the heel of his hand with each contraction.
7. Believe in Yourself
It is normal to be afraid, but you need to know that everything will be okay. You can do it. This is your labor, this is your child, you can do it, and everything will be fine. You are brave!