How to prepare for childbirth?

Childbirth is a tough physical ordeal. If you are a pregnant woman, don't worry about it so much. Good preparation for childbirth will help you to better overcome the fear of giving birth and have a less painful and successful delivery on the day.

What is the purpose of preparation for childbirth?

Preparing for childbirth generally consists of taking prenatal classes from the 7th month of pregnancy onwards. A childbirth preparation session allows pregnant women to better understand the course of their pregnancy and to plan for the day of delivery. During this time, you can benefit from professional guidance from doctors or midwives. You can thus take advantage of this moment to share your questions and anxieties with them. You will thus obtain useful and effective explanations and recommendations concerning the course of your pregnancy. It also allows you to prepare yourself psychologically by imagining yourself already undergoing the reactions of a childbirth. It will also be a great opportunity for you to create links and exchange various experiences with other mothers-to-be. Participating in the pregnancy forum or pregnancy forum allows you to better imagine what it means to be pregnant.

The different methods of preparation for childbirth

Being pregnant means you're going into labor. Choose a birth preparation method that is right for you. Psychoprophylaxis is about controlling pain and reducing your anxiety. Sophrology will also help you better prepare your body for any kind of change. It will teach you how to relax. At the time of your childbirth, this method will help you to untie your tension and especially to control your pain. Yoga will also allow you to concentrate better on your breath and the relaxation of your body. You will thus have harmony between your body and mind. Water gymnastics also has its place during pregnancy and childbirth. It aims to soften your perineum and tone your abdominal muscles. This method also relieves your lower back pain and breathing problems. You can also work on your breathing with prenatal singing. This will teach you how to practice pelvic tilt, to soften your perineum and especially to control your breath. In addition to its benefits for childbirth, prenatal singing allows you to communicate with your little one. The haptonomy is also an emotional accompaniment to encourage your baby to move to a favourable position. A gentle massage will also provide you with physical well-being and better blood circulation.

The main stages of childbirth

To better prepare for the birth, you need to know the stages of childbirth. It is now time for you to go to the maternity ward. Either because you feel intense and regular contractions or because your water pocket is broken. Then it is time to move on to the stages of childbirth. The first and longest stage is labour or dilation. It will continue until your cervix dilates to 10 cm. It will take about 8 hours to get there. You can then move on to the second stage. Your baby is now engaged in your pelvis and you can start pushing. This is the expulsion stage. If you have not been able to push your baby out within 30 minutes, your baby will be extracted with a forceps or suction cup. Your delivery is complete after the delivery phase. 30 minutes after the birth of your baby, you will again experience contractions that are less intense than before. During this phase, you still have to push again to expel your child's placenta.  
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