One of the biggest days of a woman’s life is the day that she brings her baby into this world. Through so much pain and unimaginable effort, you basically engage in a fight between life and death so the life inside you can breathe. The nature of delivery is such that you need to do all that you can while you are still waiting to deliver your baby so that you and the baby both can enjoy a healthy and safe delivery. There are some steps that you can take to make sure that you have a relaxed and comfortable delivery. Here they are.
Take a Fitness Class
This is not the traditional fitness class that we are talking about. These are the pre-delivery fitness classes that will help you stabilize your body and teach you methods that you can make use of to fight the pain and give birth to your baby in a safe and healthy manner. Buy some maternity activewear to help you in the class and of course get the recommendation of your doctor before you join anything. They will be in the best position to tell you what you should and should not do. When you go in for the fitness class, give all the information about your pregnancy to your instructor like the doctor told you they can come up with something that is safe for you.
Talk about the Possibility of A Water Bath
You can ease the pain of contractions during birth by getting into a warm water bath. But there is a catch. You should only do so if your doctor and the midwife or nurse are alright with it and will be around to help you and guide you. There could be a risk of infection in some cases especially once your water breaks so make sure that you only do this very carefully. If you cannot get into a tub, have a warm shower that will help you ease the pain.
Move Around a Bit
Again with the help of your doctor and assigned nurses move around a bit to help ease the delivery. It has been studied that when you stand up, squat, rock back and forward with your arms and knees and basically move around a bit, the force of gravity helps you to fit the baby into the pelvis with ease. For the most part, it is getting the baby to fit inside the pelvis that is hard. So rather than lying down flat, unless you have been medically advised to refrain from moving, try to get up a bit so that the pain will reduce and you will have a relatively easy delivery.
During the delivery a lot of the people around you will suggest that you do this and do that. It could be your family, your partner or your in-laws. It does not matter who is suggesting what, stay true to yourself. Trying to do things that will please other people will only increase the level of pain and discomfort for you, so don’t be afraid to say no.