Proper breathing and relaxation during childbirth
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 discomfort during childbirth. Furthermore, it releases natural hormones that reduce pain; It retains the clarity of mind, which is necessary for decision-making; It saves power, reduces fatigue.
Relaxing in the most difficult moments, yousave 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 need to be relaxed. Open and relaxed mouth suggests that the birth canal and relaxed.
If the mind is relaxed, then the bodyrelaxed, and vice versa. brain and nerve endings interaction occurs 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, becausechildbirth - is, of course, stress. And the main thing - 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 prolonged, blood flow to the uterus is reduced, the oxygen supply is reduced, delivery delayed. Increased hormone helps push the baby out. But if the hormones produced by too much fear and anxiety increase, your body is working at the limit of strength and may tire to such an extent that the complete process is simply unable to. In this case, comes to the aid of relaxation.
Stress hormones affect not only on the uterus,but also to the fetus. Responsive to changes in the hormonal composition of the mother's blood, the baby also starts to produce stress hormones, to quickly adapt to future changes. fruit Elektromonitoring registers decrease in the frequency of 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 the mother is 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 childadapt to the new environment. Probably, 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 the child is subjected to prolonged exposure to stress hormones, and long is concerned.
Remember that during pregnancy and childbirth you relax and for themselves, and for the unborn child.
The more strained your brain, the more pain; relaxing, you can reduce the pain.
If you can achieve a balance of hormonesstress and endorphins, childbirth occur normally. If suppress stress hormones endorphins, pain wins. But if you manage to relax the mind, relax the cervix and.
To relieve stress, constantly remind yourself that the fight - it is only the beginning of the birth, it is still to come. Retaining force of the second stage of labor, you will be able to successfully cope with the vain attempts.
During pregnancy, you have mastered the techniqueMuscle relaxation, your partner has mastered a relaxing massage, we figured out how to outwardly manifest 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 on the external characteristics (if it is going to be present at birth), and you have mastered the breathing technique.
All equipment is becoming more popularrelaxation with the help of imagination. Can you imagine those moments or places that you the most enjoyable 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 focus on their hard work. Music relaxes the body and mind, helps harmonious labor.
The study of the impact of music on pain reduction(Called audioanalgeziey) showed that women who listened to music during childbirth, required fewer doses of painkillers. Researchers believe that the rhythm of music can have an impact on the birth rate, stimulating the production of necessary hormones - endorphins. In addition, the music is much more pleasant to do rhythmic movements.
Choosing a music note to aIt you have associated only pleasant memories. During labor, we often included recording harp. Upon hearing this music, we remembered how to listen to her, sitting by the fireplace in the winter house of our friends, and watched the falling snow outside the window.
"Pack" the pain - if you have a good imagination,Imagine your pain as a big lump of cotton candy, roll it into a small ball, wrap it in paper. Tying this paper lump to a balloon, watch how your pain melts and flies in the blue sky. It is also possible to "pack" and unpleasant, disturbing thoughts. Inhale and exhale drove them away, tied to balloons.
Your imagination knows no boundaries: Imagine the cervix is like a flower that opens slowly in the morning sun; or imagine your kid who sneaks through the cervix is through a narrow sleeve, and so on. d. The harder the fight, the more vibrant images will help you deal with them.
Breathing during labor
Many women may agree that the slowbreathing helps to relax during childbirth. Too frequent and deep breathing or breath-holding is not safe for you and your baby, but natural breathing can be quite useful.
When the contractions are strong enough, takea comfortable position, relax your muscles and breathe slowly and not too deeply. If you feel you breath, dizzy or dark eyes, then 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 deepbreath, and then slowly exhale as if you were blown out of all the stress. Breathing out, you can reduce the internal stress, relax all the muscles, especially the muscles of the abdomen and chest. 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. As you exhale, you should release the air from the entire volume of the lungs and abdomen. Continue to breathe normally, breathing in through the nose (to avoid drying of the mouth) and exhaling it through the mouth. This breath will not distract you, but will help to fully relax. In between contractions distract from his breath, as if you are sleeping. This will help build up strength for future trials.
The above-described breathing is suitable for most women throughout the birth.
Sometimes during labor intensity of breaths is beginning to change. In this case it is better not to change the intensity of breathing, unless you at the same time feel fine.
Some women automatically speeds up breathing,when the contractions intensified. This is a natural reaction of the body to stress. When the battle is over, you should take a deep breath, and then a slow deep breath.
Too frequent or deep breathing is calledhyperventilation. Man has a natural need for participation of breath during times of stress. Rather than maintain a 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 may be using some of the methods:
- Realizing that you are under stress, are nottry to fight or hit in a panic, as both one and the other will prevent childbirth. Disconnect from a 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 state can go into hyperventilation.
- Breathe naturally. Respiratory rate and depth should be comfortable for you. If you feel hyperventilation, first slow your breathing. Frequent reminders of hyperventilation and continuous support during labor 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 a long exhalation (after a deep breath exhale the air as long as possible and better).
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 needpush 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, you both need oxygen for the last spurt.
Instead, clenched lips delaybreathing, breathing evenly, periodically strained during the fight. When it's a fight, wait until 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 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 you 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 should tighten. Soft, open mouth - a signal the birth canal to the fact that it was time to open up.
Do not remember any special exercises. Just learn how to breathe properly, birth attendant will tell you when to slow the breath and when to breathe deeper.
Remember: your breath - this is important, it has several objectives, including the supply of oxygen to the mother of the child, relaxation and maintaining a birth rate.</ P>