Don’t let fear take over as your due date closes in. Prepare yourself mentally for a stress-free birth.
When it comes to labour, location, pain relief and birth partner on your list – be sure the intention stays positive!
First things first, take this time to face your fears and RELAX!
Second, breathe nice slow breaths in through your nose and out your mouth. (Belly breathing or learning pranayama is ideal during active labor.)
Third, stay in the moment of awareness with your mind and body and be sure to communicate with your partner. This will help you navigate and execute what you are feeling and needing during these intimate venerable moments.
Fourth, diffuse it! Aromatherapy has long lasting benefits within the brain to have positive benefits. So if you can get your hands on some great oils to diffuse in the air during your birth, I highly recommend it.
Fifth, nourish yourself and keep it physical during this time- walking, swaying, dancing and just moving!
Lastly and most importantly— DO NOT GIVE UP!! Sometimes when we are almost reaching the finish line we want to give up. This is fear settling in the mind and you can’t give your doubts negative power.
Know that each breath and contraction is a wave and your baby will be Earthbound in their timing. There’s no need to rush the birthing hour, but to embrace it for the great warrior that you are!
TRUST your body and this process. Be confident, do it in love and know YOU were made, strong and designed to give birth to this precious life!
I have no doubt and lots of faith in you that you CAN and WILL conquer and do great things in your birthing hour and through motherhood. You are a beautiful POWERFUL women and YOU GOT THIS, MAMA!
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