How To Reduce Labor Pain During Pregnancy: Physical Techniques

How To Reduce Labor Pain During Pregnancy: Physical Techniques


In this section you’ll learn about techniques that allow you to use your body in different ways to increase comfort and decrease pain When you’re in labor always pay attention to the signals your body is giving you for instance increased pain or nausea can be a sign that you’re hungry or dehydrated and Since having a full bladder can make contractions more painful empty your bladder regularly It’s also very helpful to rest in between contractions as much as you can Because being overly tired can make it harder to handle labor pains Myth or fact deep breathing can decrease labor pain That’s a fact Using breathing techniques will help you reduce overall pain in labor Because when you deeply breathe then your body is allowed to be fully oxygenated When your muscles are oxygenated then it’s easier for them to relax And it’s also easier for them to work and one of the muscles we want to work very effectively is the uterus in Many activities we do such as playing an instrument or running we need to focus on our breathing to be more effective This is also true for labor But since there’s no right way to breathe during labor Try the following techniques to see what might work best for you as a contraction begins Take a deep cleansing breath in through your nose and out through your mouth Continue to take deep focused breaths during the rest of the contraction Imagine that each breath in brings you strength and each breath out releases pain You should be able to feel your abdomen moving in and out as you breathe if your chest instead of your stomach Moves in and out with your breathing your breaths are probably too shallow

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