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How To Have A Positive Labour Experience When Pregnant

July 26, 2023

Eventually, your baby will decide the type of labour you have, but it’s always good to do what you can in order to influence a positive labour experience.

Keeping active can lead to a positive pregnancy experience

That’s harder to put into practice, though, especially when it comes to your first pregnancy.

There are a lot of unexpected experiences ahead when you get pregnant.

Even if it’s your second or third, every pregnancy can end up looking and feeling a lot different.

With that being said, if you’re looking to influence positive labour for your first pregnancy or your fourth, here are some helpful tips that might help.

Practice Relaxation Techniques

First and foremost, you want your body to be relaxed, and that means investing your time in relaxation techniques.

Those breathing techniques can come in real handy when you’re in the throes of a contraction, especially when they’re getting closer together and longer lasting.

It’s important to relax as much as possible and to use relaxation techniques.

You can find these online and through organizations that encourage positive birthing experiences.

Of course, practice makes perfect, and when it comes to practising relaxation techniques, you want to be doing it every day, three times a day.

That way, you’ll get your body to a point where it becomes second nature to do it.

Keep Active and Move About

When it comes to labour, the worst thing you can do is remain stationary.

In order to get the baby moving and heading towards the exit, it’s worth trying to keep active.

That can be hard, especially when you’re in a lot of pain. 

However, if you’re able to move about and go about your day for the most part, then you might find that the labour speeds up, or at least you make more progress.

Try to stay on your feet, sit on your pregnancy ball and keep yourself arched forward when sitting down. This can help position your baby nicely for labour and delivery.

Put Positive Words for Affirmation Around The Home

It’s easy to speak negatively or to use negative words on yourself and for others to unknowingly use them too.

With that being said, positive words of affirmation are always going to be more effective when it comes to progressing through your labour.

With that being said, be sure to use positive words of affirmation and put them up and around the house where you can.

This will certainly help to maintain that positive attitude that you want to have when it comes to influencing a positive labour experience and a happier state of mind.

Consider Webster Technique

The Webster technique guide is a great option for those who are wanting to shift a breeched baby.

While it’s not always guaranteed to work, it’s worth understanding how such a technique works.

You can consider if it’s worth having it done in order to improve your changes and move the baby into the correct position. 

Don’t Panic Or Tense Up

Finally, when it comes to labour, don’t panic or tense up.

As much as that might be hard to do, it’s best to stay calm, remember those relaxation techniques, and keep your body as relaxed as possible.

These tips may not make a single difference for some, but they could influence a positive labour experience for you.

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