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Every woman wants her labor to run smoothly. However, unfortunately this cannot be obtained in an instant and without effort. At least there are some tricks you can try to make your delivery go smoothly
No one can say for sure how your delivery will turn out, not even a doctor. Therefore, you must prepare well in advance before the time comes. Good preparation can help you go through labor more easily.
Here's a Trick for a Smooth Labor
There are 6 tricks that you can practice so that your delivery goes smoothly, namely:
1. Know the ins and outs of the world of childbirth
Before labor arrives, you are advised to learn all things related to childbirth, such as:
- Signs you are about to give birth.
- When to rush to the maternity home.
- Relaxation techniques recommended by doctors.
- The correct way to push.
- Possible complications that could occur.
You can ask your obstetrician about these things or read articles about childbirth. If you still don't understand, you can take classes for pregnant women. If necessary, also invite your partner to join the class.
Knowing the intricacies of the world of childbirth can make you better prepared both physically and mentally in facing big moments. That way, automatically your delivery can go more easily.
2. Body must be fit
The birthing process will take a lot of energy, especially if this is your first experience. In order to run smoothly, you are required to have a fit body. With a fit body, you will be better prepared to face your labor process.
To keep you fit during pregnancy, it is recommended to adopt a he althy lifestyle. You can try light exercise with regular walks, swimming, yoga, and pregnancy exercises.
3. Don't forget to eat
Labor is a long process and can be quite energy-consuming and can even trigger fatigue. So, prepare your body as well as possible. One way is to eat regularly before the delivery process. If you are planning to give birth vaginally you can eat snacks in the early stages of labor while you are still at home.
Choose he althy foods that are easy to digest and fat-free. Eat only moderately because too full can also make you feel nauseous. Recommended foods are cereal, biscuits, soup, yogurt or sandwiches.
To prepare for the birth process, don't forget to meet your fluid needs. The trick, drink lots of water. During childbirth, muscle contractions and breathing can become rapid and can cause you to lose a lot of fluids quickly. Besides drinking water, you can also drink isotonic drinks to maintain electrolyte levels in your body.
4. Don't lie down all the time
You are advised to occasionally stand up straight while approaching labor. Standing upright position can make the baby's head press against the cervix and dilate more quickly. So, don't waste time just lying in bed. If you are tired, you can sit on the bed.
In addition, you are also advised to get used to an upright body position or against gravity since a few weeks before delivery.
5. Have a birth attendant
Having a birth attendant will make you calmer during the labor process. His presence will really help you when you're helpless, and help cheer you up.
The birth companion can be husband, family, or friends. Whoever it is, make sure that he already knows the birth plan you want to go through and the ins and outs of the world of childbirth. You can discuss with the companion about important things that must be known during labor.
6. Follow all directions of the medical team
You may have planned the way you want to give birth, but no one knows how you will be when the day comes. Even so, you are advised to remain calm and trust the doctor who helps you during labour.
The six tricks described above you can do so that your delivery process will run smoothly. Stay calm while going through labor and don't have to imagine scary things.
You have to believe in yourself that you can do it. Don't hesitate to consult a doctor and ask anything that confuses or scares you.