Fear of bearing labour
pain is also known as Tokophobia. First time mothers usually undergo this type
of fear. Read on to learn more about the common concerns of pregnant women
about bearing labour pains and what are the ways to deal with
Fear of bearing labour pain is
common in first time pregnant women. They also fear undergoing the process of
labour. But there is no need to worry as bearing
labour pain and undergoing the process of labour is completely a
natural procedure. Let us take a look at the common concerns of women about labour
I am frightened at the thought of
Labour pains are a major
damper in the joy of having a baby. The thought of the pain that you have to go
through makes you ill. Pictures of pregnant women, screaming in pain, that you
have seen in hundreds of films, flash through your mind. You cannot get all
those horror stories that you have heard out of your mind. This fear is very
real, yet very normal.
Labour pains are a fact of life that
cannot be avoided. There is no point dreading it and working yourself up. Take
education class and read up on the subject. Sometimes, the pain is
easier to bear when you understand what is happening to your body. Prepare
yourself physically and mentally by faithfully following a regimen of breathing
and toning exercises. Remember that the pain is not going to last forever. With
every successive contraction, you are that much closer to the end of the
How to make labour less
Here is how you can make
easy and less painful.
everyday throughout your pregnancy period can help your body become flexible.
Due to the improved flexibility of your body you may experience less pain and
you may not have to bear the labour pain for long hours. Exercising regularly
can help you to have a short and easy labour. Pelvic floor exercises are also
very beneficial for encouraging quick and less painful delivery. Walking is the
best exercise that can be practised during pregnancy to have normal and less
painful delivery. You must consult your doctor before you start any kind of
exercise programme. During pregnancy it is a must to exercise under an expertâ€™s
Labour can be managed easily by
practising relaxation techniques. These relaxation techniques for dealing with
labour pain must be learnt from a certified expert. Such techniques help to
stay calm during the entire process of labour and undergo the process of
yoga during the pregnancy period can also help to ease the labour pain during
delivery. These yoga techniques must be learned from an expert. Regular yoga
practise can also help to improve the flexibility of the body thereby easing
the rigours of labour and delivery.
Doing Perineal massage right from the
early pregnancy can help to make the vaginal muscles supple thereby easing the
pain. This technique should be learnt from a certified therapist. Doing this
kind of massage starting from the 12th week and through the pregnancy can help
mothers to push their baby easily.
Other things to do during
Here few things that you can
do when labour pain starts.
Munch on some healthy snacks but
avoid overeating. Some light snacks are very good to keep your energy levels up
throughout the labour.
Taking a walk can also help in easing
the labour pain.
Having a warm shower can help you
get relaxed and ease the pain.
Support of your spouse can also
help a lot in easing the pain.
techniques learned from certified expert can help to sail through the
process of labour and delivery
During the process of labour and delivery, the support of
spouse is very vital. To undergo the process of labour smoothly, you can have a
discussion with your doctor in order to plan how you can manage the labour
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