- Giving birth is the most painful thing a woman could experience in her life
- Despite this, it's also the most fulfilling moment once they are able to successfully deliver a living human being
- What many women don't know is that there are ways to make labor and delivery easier
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Giving birth to another human being is the most painful thing that could ever happen to any woman.
Putting aside all the pain, the feeling of holding your child whom you carried for nine months inside you is the best feeling in the world.
Luckily, there are ways women could prepare and make giving birth a lot easier.
KAMI has rounded up a few tips for pregnant women to consider before delivering their baby:
Exercising when pregnant is actually quite good for women. This helps keep those extra pounds off and prepare her body for a much more painful experience during delivery; kind of like a nine-month long warm-up.
2. Watch what you eat
Similar to exercising, it would be much easier for women to give birth if they weigh less. Not only would this benefit the mother but would also prevent the baby developing inside her womb to gain too much weight.
3. Take classes
You and your husband should enlist in a few classes so that you'll know what to do when your due date comes.
4. Remember proper breathing techniques
Proper breathing could help relax the mother and ease the painful contractions when the baby is about to come out.
5. Seek emotional support
Because labor is painful, pregnant women should have emotional back-up once the delivery starts. Remember that a calm mind results to an easier delivery.
6. Ask for a massage
In order to help ease pain from contractions, women could ask their husbands or companions to give them a massage and lessen the pain they are feeling.
7. Keep on walking
Walking would help gravity do its job. When you're standing upright, then the baby would have an easier time coming out as compared to the tension you might feel when you're lying down.
8. Don't refuse medication
If the pain is becoming unbearable, do not refuse the epidural. An epidural would help relax your muscles making it easier for the baby to come out. Remember that there could be a few complications for both the mother and the baby if she exerts too much effort in giving birth.
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Disclaimer: This article contains general information only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, and treatment.
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