Delivering a baby is tough. Like breaking all the bones in your body in one go tough. The pain is what most women have to battle through. However it is also a relief to know that there are proven methods of reducing and controlling the pain. Here are some ways in which you can reduce the amount of pain and discomfort during labour.
Try to relax
Yes, it is hard to be as cool as a cucumber when you are about to bring a new human being into the world, but that is exactly the best thing to do. According to studies the calmer your mind is, the lower you discomfort will be. The logic too is quite simple. When you are afraid you begin to tense up and the tense muscles increase the pain and then in response you clench even harder. It all becomes one big cycle. If you have taken some prenatal physiotherapy Brisbane classes you will be able to relax easily and lean on what you have been taught in class to minimize the discomfort of you labour pains.
Control your breathing
Again if you were lucky enough to get into some skilled physiotherapy, you would have been taught all about learning to control your breathing during labour and pregnancy. This is very important to minimize the pain of contractions. When the pain begins to hit you what you need to do is to keep breathing and control the process of inhaling and exhaling through the pain until the sensation begins to fade off. Also specialists recommend that low moaning sounds are better as opposed to high pitched screaming which will make your throat muscles tense up really badly.
Keep moving about
You can incorporate movement into your labour pain handling process. For example you can walk, you can sway, consistently change the positions that you are in and even use birthing balls and the likes to help you overcome the pain. When you are admitted to a hospital because you will be hooked up to machines, it will restrict your full potential for movement but you can still try sitting standing and squatting positions on or around the bed with the supervision of somebody that will help relieve the pain.
A lot of warm water can help you relieve the labour pain many women have stated that the sensation of warm water being poured over their bellies and shoulders felt as if they were in a spa and greatly helped to relieve the amount of pain that they were feeling.