Are you terrified of giving birth? You’re not alone. Many women, particularly first-time moms fear labor and delivery.
If you’re anxious about having a baby, this blog will help you understand what you can do to have an amazing birth experience:
A woman’s body is designed to give birth
It’s important to understand that a woman’s body is made to give birth. Different women have different childbirth experiences. Some may experience pain, while others have a smooth delivery.
It’s completely normal to be stressed or anxious about giving birth. After all, it’s a monumental event in anyone’s life. But, prolonged stress or anxiety can adversely affect your unborn baby’s neurological development. This is why it’s so important to deal with your fears. Having unrealistic apprehensions won’t do you or your baby any good.
How to alleviate childbirth fears
Negativity can take a toll on your health
Stop watching movies or TV shows that dramatize childbirth. Avoid talking to people who tell stories about their painful birth experience. When you surround yourself with negativity, you will experience high levels of stress and anxiety. Remember, elevated stress levels can cause bodily tension, inflammation, stiffness and pain.
Talk to a trusted friend or family member about your fears. In case of excessive fear, you should consider talking to a professional therapist.
Education is key
Whether you will be having a vaginal or cesarean delivery, educate yourself as much as you can about it. There are several myths about childbirth, especially on vaginal delivery. Discuss them with your health provider to clarify things. The more informed you are, the better prepared you will be for labor. Education is an effective way to manage your fears.
Try Hypnobirthing for quick, easy natural birth without drugs
Hypnobirthing is a birthing method for natural, safe childbirth. It prepares mothers-to-be for natural, comfortable and often pain-free childbirth, without the need for chemical pain relief or inductions. Hypnobirthing mothers are also less likely to need a caesarean or other medical/surgical births.
Hypnobirthing teaches mothers-to-be relaxation, breathing and calming techniques to help them manage labor fears and anxieties. Deep relaxation releases feel good hormones, endorphins, within their bodies and creates a sense of calm. It often leads to shorter, smoother and quicker labor time.
Hypnobirthing is beneficial to all parties involved in birth (moms, dads, and babies). It helps moms develop a strong emotional bond with their babies and birth partners.