When you see a woman giving birth to a baby naturally, but does not show as much pain as the usual childbirth stories suggest; it doesn’t mean she is good at giving birth. It means she was well prepared for delivery.
Pregnancy is not just the time where you see your baby bump grow. Your womb is not just an organ where your baby grows ; It is much more than that and if you understand what all it means then you are well prepared for natural childbirth!
Here are a few tips which can help you prepare yourself for natural childbirth.
Prepare yourself throughout your pregnancy
Don’t start preparing yourself for natural childbirth when you see your cute baby bump. Start preparing yourself from the day you find that you are pregnant and keep doing so till you deliver (even after that to take care of your newborn). Each day counts.
Minimize the possibilities of complications
Generally, complications arise because your uterus is not healthy enough. You need to understand that your uterus or womb is not just your baby’s abode. It is a powerful muscle which needs to be well nourished, so that it acquires the strength and stamina needed to push the baby out.
And this is where your pregnancy diet steps in, which you plan out keeping in mind your body’s nourishment & health during pregnancy. If well planned out, it will nourish your uterus as well.
The basic purpose of a good pregnancy diet is to increase your blood supply so that enough nutrients spread throughout your body. It will help in the healthy growth of your baby.
Exercises done during pregnancy are not meant for weight loss or weight gain. These exercises are meant to prepare your body physically & mentally for childbirth.
When you follow a good pregnancy exercise routine, you don’t just build up body stamina. You also get the chance to pay attention to minor details like your body’s breathing, tension, relaxation & flexibility – all of which come in extremely handy during natural childbirth.
After all, there will be times when the doctor is going to ask you to make conscious efforts of relaxing your body and breathing properly.
It is really helpful when you attend proper natural birthing classes. It helps to educate and prepare yourself better for natural childbirth.
You are not walking on the journey blindly, you know what you are doing. Knowing this fact helps a lot. The more educated on the topic you are, the more confident you can be at the time of delivery.
Prepare your partner
Who is the one who’ll be by your side during birthing? Your husband, your mother, your friend? Well whomsoever you choose to be by your side during the delivery ensure that he or she is well educated & prepared for the natural birthing process as well.
You could ask your partner to attend birthing classes with you. Educate your partner well!