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Mental Preparation During Labor

During labor, keep your body loose and limp

Tip from Natural Childbirth Exercise Essentials by Rhondda Hartman

 

 

Step 7 of 12 Essentials for Natural Childbirth: Abdominal Breathing

You must become very good at abdominal breathing because during the first stage of labor, with each contraction you will breathe with your abdomen and relax completely. This will allow you to remain comfortable and it will be your secret to having a natural childbirth. Between contractions you may do whatever you feel like doing and breathe however you wish. But with a contraction, abdominal breathing is a must!

Abdominal breathing and relaxation belong together. You do them better together than you are able to do each separately. Your ability to do both will increase with practice, so the amount of time you spend at it beforehand will pay great dividends during labor.

Natural Childbirth Tip: Actions for the Second Stage of Labor

Take full, deep breaths and push hard during the second stage of labor.

Tip from Natural Childbirth Exercise Essentials by Rhondda Hartman

 

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