Relaxation during childbirth. Proper breathing

Relaxed mind and muscle - relaxation - a great way to relieve pain during childbirth. Relaxation helps relieve the tension of the muscles involved in childbirth, so they can easily be stretched; increase the pain threshold (i.e., reduces the perception of pain); reduce the discomfort of childbirth. Furthermore, it releases natural hormones that reduce pain; It retains the clarity of mind that is needed for decision-making; It saves power, reduces fatigue.

Relaxing in the most difficult moments, you save power. Muscle tension requires energy, and relieves stress relaxation and redistributes the energy to where it is needed most - in the womb. Furthermore, muscles are sharing information. Clenched fists, gritted his teeth and brought together brows shall be sent to the voltage signals to the muscles of the birth canal, which at this time you need to be relaxed. The open and relaxed mouth suggests that the birth canal and relaxed.

If consciousness is relaxed, the body relaxes and vice versa. Interaction of cord and nerve endings is not only by nerve impulses and in hormone levels. The body produces stress hormones (catecholamine and cortisone) help the body to adapt quickly to sudden changes.

For example, waking up in the night by a sudden noise, you clearly feel the danger, the brain works, the heartbeat becomes more frequent - you are ready to defend. This is a healthy response to stress. But it is found that it is your cat jumped badly, you relax and fall asleep again. Otherwise, you can not sleep, still anxious to listen and feeling like your heart is pounding. Hormones help first, but then began to work against you. Stress becomes distress.

Something similar happens during childbirth, after childbirth - is, of course, stress. And most importantly - to achieve a balance of stress hormones. In a normal response to stress hormones redistribute the flow of blood from one organ to another, more vital at the moment. If the stress state is delayed, blood flow to the uterus is reduced, the oxygen supply is reduced, delayed childbirth. Increased hormone helps to push the baby out. But if the hormones produced too much fear and anxiety increase, your body is working at the limit of strength and can be tired to such an extent that the complete process is simply unable to. In this case, comes to the aid relaxation.

Stress hormones affect not only on the uterus, but also the fetus. Responsive to changes in the hormonal composition of the mother's blood, the child also starts to produce stress hormones to quickly adapt to future changes. Elektromonitoring fetus registers decrease in fetal heart rate during the fight and restore normal heartbeat after its completion. Hormonal balance helps the little man inside of you to adjust to the uterus, as well as to all what is happening in your body's biochemical and physical changes. But when her mother for too long in a state of stress, the child goes into a state of distress or, in scientific language, there is fetal distress.

After delivery, the hormones help the child to adapt to a new environment. Did they help the child to be in an excited state after delivery without anesthesia. You can long enough to see the wide eyes baby. This is - an incredible feeling. Your attachment to the baby increases with each passing second.

In case of violation of the hormonal balance of a child is exposed to prolonged exposure to stress hormones and a long time is concerned.

Remember that during pregnancy and childbirth you relax and for myself, and for the unborn child.
The more strained your brain, the more pain; relaxing, can reduce the pain.
If you can achieve a balance of stress hormones and endorphins, childbirth proceed normally. If stress hormones inhibit endorphins, pain wins. But if you manage to relax the mind, relax the cervix well.

To relieve stress, constantly remind yourself that the fight - it is only the beginning of birth is still to come. Keeping the power for the second stage of labor, you will be able to successfully cope with the vain attempts.

During pregnancy, you have mastered the technique of relaxing the muscles, your partner has mastered a relaxing massage, we figured out how to manifest outwardly the conjugation of a group of muscles. By learning to fully relax from head to toe, you learn to relax certain muscles, especially those that are involved in the delivery. Your partner has learned to recognize the voltage of the external signs (if it is going to be present at birth), and you have mastered the technique of breathing.

It is becoming more popular relaxation techniques with the help of imagination. Can you imagine those moments and places you with the most pleasant and help to relax. It could be real events from the past and fantasies, such as swimming in light waves or climbing a mountain. Humor can also relieve the stress during childbirth, reduce anxiety and allow the mother to the new forces to concentrate on their hard work. Music relaxes the body and mind, helping harmonious leave.

The study of the effects of music on pain reduction (called audioanalgeziey) showed that those women who listened to music during childbirth, required fewer doses of painkillers. Researchers believe that the rhythm of the music can influence the rhythm of the birth, stimulating the production of necessary hormones - endorphins. In addition, the music is much more pleasant to do rhythmic movements.

Choosing the music note to her have been associated only pleasant memories. During labor, we often included harp recording. Hearing this music, we remembered how to listen to her, sitting by the fireplace in the winter house of our friends, and watched the snow falling outside the window.

"Pack" the pain - if you have a good imagination, imagine your pain as a big wad of cotton candy, roll it into a small ball, wrap it in paper. Tying this paper lump in a balloon, watch how your pain melts and flies in the blue sky. You can also "pack" and unpleasant, disturbing thoughts. Inhale, exhale and drove them away, tied to balloons.

Your imagination knows no bounds: Imagine the cervix like a flower that is slowly revealed in the morning sun; or imagine your baby that way through the cervix is ​​through a narrow sleeve t. h. The stronger contractions, the more vibrant images will help you cope with them.

Breathing during childbirth

 Relaxation during childbirth, proper breathing

Many women may agree that slow breathing helps to relax during childbirth. Too frequent and deep breathing or breath-holding is not safe for you and your child, but natural breathing can be quite useful.

When the contractions are strong enough, take a comfortable position, relax the muscles and breathe slowly and not too deep. If you feel that you have breath, dizzy or dark eyes, it means that you breathe is not physiological. Proper breathing in this case - it is the breath that gives you the best relaxation and comfort.

When the contractions become stronger, take a deep breath, and then slowly exhale as if you were blown out of all the stress. Breathing out, you can reduce internal stress, relax all the muscles, especially the muscles of the abdomen and chest. The air should not be pulled out from the lungs quickly and strongly, as is the case when blowing out candles on a birthday cake. On the contrary, the process should be a long and uniform. When you exhale, you must vacate the entire volume of air from the lungs and abdomen. Continue to breathe normally, breathing in through the nose (to avoid drying of the mouth) and out through his mouth. This breath will not distract you, but will help to fully relax. In between fights break from his breath, as if you are sleeping. This will help build up strength for further testing.

The above-described respiration fits most women throughout the birth.

Sometimes during labor intensity breaths starting to change. In this case, it is better not to change the intensity of breath, unless you at the same time feel fine.

Some women will automatically speeds up breathing when contractions intensified. This is a natural reaction to stress. When the battle is over, you should take a deep breath, and then a slow deep breath.

Too frequent or deep breathing called hyperventilation. The man has a natural need for the participation of breathing during times of stress. Instead, in order to maintain the desired balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood, hyperventilation removes too much carbon dioxide from the lungs. This leads to dizziness and tingling sensations in the fingers and toes, as well as in person. Save balanced breathing during labor can, using some techniques:

  • Realizing that you are under stress, do not try to fight or hit in a panic, as the one and prevent the other genera. Disconnect from the stressful situation and surrender to the mercy of his instincts.
  • Do not breathe too quickened. This causes fatigue, stress of the upper body and reduces the supply of oxygen. Such a condition can go into hyperventilation.
  • Breathe naturally. The frequency and depth of breathing should be comfortable for you. If you feel hyperventilation, first slow your breathing. Frequent reminders of hyperventilation and continuous support during labor will help you avoid this condition. If you can not slow breath, try to breathe the same air. To do this, breathe in the cupped palm pressed to nosorotovomu triangle or pressed to face a surgical mask. Thus, you can restore the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood.
  • During frequent breathing periodically make long breath (exhale after a deep breath the air as long as possible, and full).

Do not try to control your breathing his last legs, nature will come to your aid, and you can catch your breath, trust your instincts - this is the most reasonable.

At the stage of attempts you will feel the need to push during each contraction. To do this, take a deep breath and tighten. But do not hold your breath for a long time. Strain should be no more than five seconds. Respiratory arrest and prolongation of attempts (10-15 seconds or more) are not needed and can be dangerous for you and your baby. After all, both of you need oxygen for the last spurt.

Instead, clenched lips, hold your breath, breathe evenly, periodically strained during the fight. When the fight begins, wait for the urge to push, take a deep breath and tighten for 5 seconds. Then relax and repeat all over again when it comes time to push again. Such a breathing rhythm will help the diaphragm and abdominal muscles to push the baby out. Moreover, while they will have enough oxygen, which would make it. The mouth should be kept open and the jaws should not be compressed. If you feel the need to exhale during the attempts, do not deny yourself this.
Breathing helps to relax the muscles of the pelvis. If you hold your breath, then tighten the pelvic muscles. Watch your mouth. Closed, mouth busy signals to other muscle groups that they too have to strain. Soft, open mouth - a signal the birth canal to the fact that it was time to open.

It is not necessary to remember any special exercises. Just learn how to breathe properly, birth attendant will tell you when to slow the breath and when to breathe deeply.

Remember: your breath - this is important, it has several objectives, including the supply of oxygen to the mother and child, relaxation and maintaining a rhythm of sorts.

 Relaxation during childbirth. Proper breathing

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