Pregnancy is a miraculous time in the life of every woman. For nine months, you have been growing, nourishing, and taking care of your unborn child as being part of your own body. Six to 10 percent of pregnant women suffer from tocophobia an extreme fear of childbirth that can lead to nightmares.
Ask any mother, of any age, and they may not be able to tell you what they had for breakfast that day, but they can tell you the details about every one of their babies’ birth days. Every mom has a different experience in the labor and delivery room. Some women opt for anesthesia, usually in the form of an epidural; while others turn away from pain-reducing medications, preferring to feel the entire experience.
Tips for a Successful and Easy Delivery
To avoid unnecessary stress and decrease your chances of delivery complications, follow these some of the best tips for having a successful and easy childbirth.
- Walking helps you dilate your cervix to induce labor and child birth. You have to know that when you stand up, you put pressure on your cervix and will cause it to dilate. But always remember that you need to drink a lot of water to keep good fluid status. You also need to remember not to exhaust yourself to avoid injury in your body.
- Since the first day of your pregnancy, get engaged in regular exercise and meditation. A daily practice of strengthening your body, improving flexibility and circulation, learning how to breathe properly, how to contract and relax your muscles effectively, and how to calm your mind and eliminate stress is imperative in preparing yourself for the coming labour and delivery.
- When women are surrounded by supportive and caring people, they are less likely to need an emergency c-section. If you can have several people in the delivery with you and your partner, consider hiring a doula, or having your mother, sister, mother-in-law, or your best friend in the room too.
- If baby has almost made his debut, but needs a little extra help, your doctor may suggest assisted delivery. This is the use of special obstetric instruments to make things a little easier. One tool is forceps. The website American Pregnancy describes forceps as a tong-like tool with loops on the sides. Forceps tenderly turn the baby’s head to help guide him through the birth canal.
- You may have your mind set that you do or do not want to use pain medication during your labor and delivery. But, it is important that you know all your options because when the time comes, you may find yourself thinking the opposite. Keep an open mind and be ready for anything.
- Getting plenty of essential fats and high-quality animal proteins is a factor that will encourage strong and effective labour, since important amino-acids build up muscle stores necessary for a successful delivery. It is particularly important to ingest adequate amounts of amino-acid l-carnitine from grass-fed red meats and organs, such as beef heart.
There are a lot of parents who are always excited to give birth and see their baby. Always remember that there are natural ways to induce labor but you just do them when your baby is already ready to go out. You just need to be careful in doing these methods so that you will not harm your baby.