10 Nov 2022 | 2 min Read
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Here are 7 such things that you need to know when preparing for labour:
Having the right kind of information is very important. At times the fear of the unknown and anxiety resulting from a few stories may lead to mixed thoughts about choosing to take labour or some other measures during delivery. To avoid these mixed thoughts, it’s important to have the right kind of information at the right time and from the right person.
· Birth plan and touring
As individuals, we always have an expectation about our pregnancy, labour and delivery. Take appropriate guidance from your health care provider or any other expert to support this journey. Additionally, when your time is near to labour make sure you have your hospital set-up ready.
· Join a birth class
This will help the couple to prepare for labour, delivery, baby care, and breastfeeding. It will help you know more about labour, its progression, management and ways to shorten your labour.
Once you are mentally prepared for labour, next comes exercising well to prepare yourself physically. Exercises in normal uncomplicated pregnancy can be started in the second trimester. As your labour time approaches start with specific exercises suggested by your expert to help you increase your stamina to take labour, endurance and overall body strength.
Learn to relax yourself as it helps you understand your body. practice yoga or meditation classes along with a good amount of rest to help you relax. This will help you during labour to work in contractions and relax during relaxation.
Breathing exercises can be started right from the beginning of pregnancy. Learn how to have relaxed breathing to avoid getting tired during labour due to heavy breathing.
Load yourself with nutritious foods, increase your energy stores, and easy-to-digest foods as your progress towards labour.
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