Many women conceive of childbirth as an exhausting process, but traditionally no one doubts that everything can be different. Often we rely on modern medicine, which is armed with a huge amount of pain medication. Unfortunately, not everything is so easy. There are many negative consequences for anesthesia with medicines for an expectant mother and child. So a woman who is not giving birth is doomed to suffering? Absolutely not.
It turns out that nature has provided women with painkillers necessary for childbirth. During childbirth, the female body releases a lot of hormones of pleasure and joy – endorphins, which can reduce unpleasant physical feelings, relieve pain, help relax and give a unique feeling of joyful uplift.
If a woman feels the horror of childbirth, anxiety and anxiety, muscle tension increases. To know how to relieve pain during contractions, you just need to learn how to relax. However, the whole mystery lies in the fact that the relaxation of the muscles of the female body is unrealistic, without a relaxed state of consciousness.
Start of labor
The first contractions are short-lived and are repeated almost every twenty minutes. Their duration is 20-25 seconds and contractions are easily tolerated. The physiological meaning of contractions is that the uterine pharynx is revealed. At this time, the mucous plug is “pushed” and the amniotic fluid (sometimes with a blood admixture) gradually leaves. The uterine pharynx opens from about 2 to 12 hours.
When the disclosure is completed, contractions begin, lasting one minute every three minutes. During contractions, the uterus opens at 6-8 centimeters, and the baby goes deeper into the birth canal.
Contraction pain relief
There are poses that help relax muscles.
- You need to squat down and put your knees apart;
- You can sit on the edge of the chair facing the back, focusing on the back with your elbows;
- Sit on the floor or on the bed with your knees wide apart. But, you should remember! That during childbirth it is impossible to sit on the buttocks, as the baby’s head may suffer.
Proper breathing that relieves pain
You can reduce pain during childbirth if you learn how to breathe correctly. It does not matter which medications, to one degree or another, have an adverse effect on the child. Learning to breathe correctly, you can avoid their introduction, or at least reduce the time of its use to a minimum.
In the first (latent or latent) phase of childbirth, contractions are not quite with severe pain. Many future mothers can calmly do their homework at this time. Usually, special breathing is not required. At this time, the neck of the uterus prepares for childbirth and begins to slowly open.
At the end of the first phase, contractions become more frequent and intensified. At this point, breathing that suppresses pain can be applied. It is carried out in this way: you need to inhale through the nose into the count: one-two-three-four, exhale through the mouth into the count: one-two-three-four-five-six, as you can see, the inhalation is shorter than the exhale. Such a system is called – deep breathing. With all this, the child receives enough oxygen, and the woman is distracted from the pain, because she focuses on the count.
When contractions intensify, the woman in labor begins to feel that slow, deep breathing no longer helps relieve pain. Here you need to switch to frequent breathing. First, contractions need to use slow, deep breathing, and when the pain begins to intensify. At the end of the bout, again you need to return to slow deep breathing.
Obstetricians, gynecologists and psychologists advise taking a generic pain sensation as an integral part of normally passing birth. Painful sensations will soon be forgotten, after the birth of the baby. So, peace is the main thing in childbirth, because there are professionals nearby who take babies every day. And endorphins (hormones of joy) are actively secreted into the blood during childbirth. The woman’s task is not to interfere with the doctors, but to help them with their correct and calm behavior.