Preparing For A Natural Birth

  • Take a childbirth class.
  • Choose a provider and birth place that value vaginal birth.
  • Be as healthy as possible.
  • Move throughout your pregnancy.
  • Assemble a rock solid birth team.
  • Stay home.
  • Trust your body.
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    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?

  • Breathing techniques, such as those taught in Lamaze.
  • Massage.
  • Essential oils or aromatherapy.
  • Meditation.
  • Hypnosis.
  • Music therapy.
  • Taking a warm bath or shower.
  • Walking around.
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    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?

  • hypnosis.
  • yoga.
  • meditation.
  • walking.
  • massage or counterpressure.
  • changing position.
  • taking a bath or shower.
  • listening to music.
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    How do I overcome my fear of giving birth?

  • Track the source of your anxiety. Certain experiences can trigger an intense fear of labor.
  • Don't wait until labor day.
  • Consider therapy.
  • Learn relaxation skills.
  • Share your fears.
  • Put your fears in writing.
  • Have a midwife or doula.
  • Shut out negative stories.
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    How can I push my baby out fast?

  • Push as if you're having a bowel movement.
  • Tuck your chin to your chest.
  • Give it all you've got.
  • Stay focused.
  • Change positions.
  • Trust your instinct.
  • Rest between contractions.
  • Stop pushing as instructed.
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    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

    How can I make my cervix open faster?

  • Move around. Share on Pinterest Using an exercise ball may help to speed up dilation.
  • Use an exercise ball. A large inflatable exercise ball, called a birthing ball in this case, may also help.
  • Relax.
  • Laugh.
  • Have sex.
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