Childbirth tips!

Giving birth is hard work and it requires mental training and a lot of energy. Remember the following tips or make a checklist – it’s not far now!

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Childbirth tips!
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  • Stop running around trying to do too much. Really! – Slow down these last weeks prior to the day the baby is expected
  • Get a lot of sleep, even during daytime
  • Eat well and eat enough
  • Get prepared mentally
  • Practice breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Talk to your partner or supporting friend about the delivery – write a birth plan letter

  • Read, think, and talk about the various stages of delivery
  • Don’t make any decisions in advance about what pain management you will have. You don’t know what your delivery will be like
  • Don’t approach labour with fear – reflect and meet your feelings and talk to someone about it
  • Encourage yourself: labour pain is a positive force that moves you forward to the goal
  • Dare to trust your body. Childbirth is a natural pgrocess
  • Communicate regularly with your midwife to build a good rapport. If you don’t feel comfortable with your midwife, ask to be assigned someone else – it is your childbirth
  • Be comfortable receiving help, be comfortable asking for help
  • Try to follow processes – don’t be an obstacle
  • Remember that labour lasts for a limited amount of time – it has a start and it has an end
  • Focus on the awesome outcome – the baby!
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