The essential tool kit for labour…With The Modern Midwife

The Baby Show 2020 | 30th October to 1st November 2020 | at Home | with Lidl | Baby Nutrition & Weaning | Baby Sleep Clinic | Breastfeeding Advice | Midwife Clinic & Advice
Catch Marie Louise The Modern Midwife at The Baby Show @Home 30th October to 1st November 2020. Marie is speaking live about Preparing for Birth on 30th October at 10am.
The essential tool kit for labour…​ with Marie Louise The Modern Midwife

The Baby Show 2020 | 30th October to 1st November 2020 | at Home | with Lidl | Baby Nutrition & Weaning | Baby Sleep Clinic | Breastfeeding Advice | Midwife Clinic & Advice
  • Try not to be too distracted, the big moment has arrived but it’s okay. Start drawing on your mental strength early on to maintain your mindset.
  • Try to turn off mental processes and allow your body to instinctively labour. You’ll find this easier if you’ve been doing yoga or hypnobirthing.
  • Have a warm bath, or use a hot water bottle on your lower back it really does help ease the height of contractions.
  • How you breathe is essential for managing labour, start practising your breathing in a calm relaxed environment during pregnancy. Relax your jaw completely, on the in breath take in clean nourishing oxygen. On the out breath, breathe away the pain and any fear or anxiety you may have. Focusing on your breathing relaxes the mind, increases the flow of oxygen and provides a helpful boost of energy.
  • Adopt good positions, upright, leaning over a counter or hold onto your birth partner, you want to have your pelvis slightly tilted back and mobilise. This combination provides space for your baby’s head to descend and allows gravity to take its course.
  • Cuddle your birth partner between contractions, literally lean on him/her and or hold hands, research shows that touch reduces pain. Your birth partner can and should help you stay focused on your breathing and keep reminding you of your techniques.
  • Pre-warn your birth partner that your needs may evolve as your labour progresses. At some point you may just want to internalise. Some women simply need peace and space to tap into their primal self. There’s nothing wrong with this and it’s not uncommon. 

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Article: https://themodernmidwife.com/simple-hacks-for-labour-and-birth/