Expecting your first or fifth child is such a wonderful and exciting time in your life! Sharing the experience with your significant other and friends encompasses your unborn child with an abundance of love. If experiencing natural labor for the first time, it can be a nerve-wracking decision. Many people have their own individual thoughts and share it with you. You may find yourself second guessing yourself, when truly you just want the support of your decision.
Opting for search engines or video channels can only increase your apprehension and have you stressing, a factor you need to immediately cease. There are amazing points to absorb during this very special time in your life. These points will motivate you, ease your mind and fully support your decision.
Select A Certified Midwife
Be upfront regarding your request for natural labor. When speaking to your health insurance company, request if a certified midwife is available for appointment. Speak to your doctor and request you do not want to be persuaded or feel stressed by nurses who offer medication. Allow your assigned doctor to determine any health issues and medication assistance. Your doctor is your first point of support, after your family. There are certified midwives available who support and offer guidance for mothers choosing natural labor.
Prepare Your Family
Your family may not know the details of natural labor. Bring them with you to an appointment to understand fully. Joining local meetings of other natural mothers can provide guidance and support tools for your family. Natural labor can be stressful on your body, and the environment has to be kind and supportive. When your family sees how imperative their support is to your labor stages, they will come through for you. Share your fears and anxiety openly within your new group or family. A natural labor group can ease your fears and questions and even share light hearted stories to bring laughter.
Reach For Relaxation
Flexible muscles not only provide an easier birthing process, it also relaxes you. A relaxed mommy provides a peaceful birthing welcome for your newest addition. Many yoga groups dedicate classes of breathing techniques for mothers to be. These classes also stretch the muscles gently to provide relaxation to the birth canal muscles and groin. Visualizing your beautiful baby and learning to temper your breathing, eases stress and provides relaxation. In the final decision of your natural birthing process, gather your loved ones, your supportive doctor and breathing techniques to enjoy the experience of bringing your baby into the world.