How can I prepare for a natural birth without an epidural?
The use of a bathtub or shower in labor can produce some of the best pain relief available without an epidural. It is a safe, simple, and effective way to cope with labor. You may need to do some extra preplanning if you want to labor in or give birth in water at a hospital. via
How can I make my natural birth less painful?
What should I eat for easy delivery?
Consider having some good sources of protein on hand to eat during your labor. Greek yogurt, nut butter, protein shakes, and cheese will all go down easy and offer your body the protein it needs to help you through labor. via
What position is best for natural birth?
Sitting — in bed, in your partner's arms or on a birthing ball — can ease the pain of contractions and allow gravity to assist in bringing your baby down into the birth canal. Sitting also helps to open up your pelvis, and it's a lot easier than squatting for long periods. via
Does everyone poop while giving birth?
Sorry to be the bearer of bad-ish news, but yes, many people do poop when they give birth. It happens for a variety of reasons. The important thing to remember is that it's completely normal and natural. via
Can you feel baby coming out with an epidural?
The goal of an epidural is to provide relief from pain, not total numbness, while keeping you comfortable and completely alert during your birth experience. You may still feel your contractions happening (though you may not feel the pain of them much or at all), and you should still be able to push when the time comes. via
How painful is unmedicated childbirth?
Some people describe the feeling as being like intense period cramps, others say it feels like a tightening or pounding feeling in your uterus or across your belly, others describe the feeling as being like very intense muscle cramps, while still other people describe contractions as being like the sort of wrenching via
How can I make labor less painful?
How do I overcome my fear of giving birth?
How can I push my baby out fast?
Do you shave before giving birth?
Shaving: This is the most preferred method adopted by doctors and midwives before preparing a woman for delivery. If you still have full hair growth over your privates before delivery, your doctor is likely to recommend it. If you plan to shave at home, do it 48 hours prior to going to the hospital. via
What can I drink for easy labor?
Drink raspberry leaf tea
Drinking raspberry leaf tea can help to prepare your womb for labour. Drink it four times a day after 36 weeks of pregnancy. Evidence shows that women who drink raspberry leaf tea have shorter labours and need less pain relief. via