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Essentials for Labour & Birth

Sometimes the small details can make a huge difference to your mindset, to how labour flows and how you manage energy and work with your contractions. DRINK WATER: so you don’t become dehydrated and tired EAT: you may need energy REST: to conserve your energy BREATHE: know how to control your breathing to stay calm, focused and to handle any panic or anxiety. If you can use your breathing, you can get rid of any tension MOVE: use gravity and different positions to stay comfortable and to work with your contractions SAY WHAT YOU NEED: only you know how you are feeling and what feels right for you BE WELL PREPARED: read well, invest in good antenatal classes so you have knowledge about your options, what may help and what may not ASK QUESTIONS: so you know what is going on and what your options are FEEL SAFE: have the support you need, be where you want to be, do what feels right – this can help your labour work well DON’T FEAR YOUR CONTRACTIONS: …