Tips to Make Labor Easier & Less Painful

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Know the plan

Once labor starts, you don’t want to waste energy by stressing out. That’s why it’s important to know exactly what to do.Talk to your doctor about whether you should call or the hospital first and how long you should stay home. Also, discuss the likely scenarios with your partner:

What if he’s at work and you’re home? Will he come home to take you to the hospital, or will you meet there?

Stay fit

There’s no exercise proven to make labor easier, but staying fit can help you better handle any pain. It may also increase your stamina. And also deep breathing can help with pain management. Throughout your pregnancy, consider working in another practice that focuses on breathing, like yoga.

Have a support team

Make sure the people you plan to have around are ones you can count on to make you feel better. If you’re a social butterfly, you might want a whole team of your nearest and dearest with you (if your hospital allows it). But if you feel more comfortable when you’re one-on-one with your guy, make him your only guest in the delivery room.

Save your energy

You’ll probably spend much of the first part of labor in your home. While you’re there, relax as much as you can. Try taking a soothing shower, or ask your partner for a tender massage. It’s also a good idea to have some snacks (something light and appetizing) and plenty of water, since once you’re at the hospital, you may not be able to eat and you’ll need your energy.

Get out of bed

Some women find that moving around during labor helps baby get into position for birth. It can also help you feel less antsy waiting for his arrival after you get to the hospital. If you’re up to it, walk the halls. Or sit and bounce on an inflatable birthing ball.

Go with the flow

“Be open-minded and flexible,” Labor and delivery can be unpredictable, so let go of any preconceived notions. For example, some moms-to-be are adamant about having an anesthesia-free birth but are caught off-guard if they start wanting an epidural. Don’t put so much pressure on yourself; have an idea of what you want, but don’t feel like you’ll fail if it doesn’t go exactly as planned.

Listen to your doctor

When it’s time to push, trust your OB or midwife to tell you when—and how hard. Do what your provider advises, and you could avoid wearing yourself out with ineffective pushing and even prevent unnecessary tearing.
You should consider your doctor’s advice for doing all above.

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