Pregnancy and childbirth are life altering events for any couple. The birth of a baby is always a special thing to any woman. It brings many new things which you previously did not know. It is strongly encouraged to a pregnant woman to embrace a magical time like this. During this period her own soul allows someone new to enter her own belly.
Understand what is happening
Pregnancy is a phase when you should learn the howling changes that takes place in your body and of an unborn too. You should also learn about the course of childbirth, availability of birthing choices and what to expect in a normal delivery. Also be aware about the expected particular prenatal health status and then develop a birthing plan based on your educated wishes. But please remember that as a birth plan is a list of wishes for your birthing experience, it might differ with Changes in your or your baby’s, health status. Register and explore the birthing facility before the exact day approaches.
Learn About pain management
Epidurals, though common, involves risks. Low blood pressure, decelerating baby’s heart rate, back pain, severe headache, and seizures are all causes of epidural anesthesia. Also the biggest side effect of it is an inability to recognize the natural urge to push your baby out. For this Water birthing is a marvelous birthing option; equally effective as an epidural. Acupuncture, Reiki, and hypnosis are few more effective pain management ways.
Avoid becoming submissive
It is seen that the expectant parents experience an active role in discouraging submissiveness. In most cases it is seen that the couples are surrendering their experience to the authority of a physician. Irrespective of considering a highly caring physician that she also has tons of other responsibilities while attending to your birth. Above this many of the procedures suggested are routine and possibly be personalized for your individual birthing experience. For example, you prefer not having intravenous fluids during birth because you desire to walk about unencumbered by an I.V pole.
Yet Intravenous fluids are often routinely ordered, not because the birthing woman is at risk for dehydration, but to ensure easy access for medication administration via I.V route. Your physician may agree to only having intravenous access by the use of a saline-lock.
Consider a Midwife
Certified midwives can be the best mentor to the couple. They encourage active participation of their patients and families by providing education, emotional, and social support during childbearing. For normal pregnancies this is safe and highly satisfying alternative to an M.D.
Consider Expert support
Certified labor support specialists are proven to be a good option for the birthing woman. You can take emotional supports from them and can use some comfort measures like positioning, massage, and effective relaxation techniques during that momentous time.