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If you’re reading this you are probably a little { or a lot } worried about giving birth to your babe. You may be getting close to your due date and feeling very overwhelmed.

This is normal for all first-time moms and plenty of second and third-time mamas too. Giving birth is a huge deal and there’s so much to consider, mainly the pain and the thought of something going wrong.

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But there are plenty of ways to calm your thoughts and that’s what we’ll talk about today, so read on mama to get calm and ready for birth.

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How To Take The Fear Out Of Birth 

 

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Childbirth can seem scary, but there are things you can do to make it seem less so. In this post I go over 12 solid ways to take the fear out of childbirth #childbirth #givingbirth #pregnancytips #I'mhavingababy

 

 

 

Childbirth Classes 

Childbirth classes are the single most effective way to take the fear out of the experience. A Labor and Delivery Nurse will tell you exactly what to expect and how to get through the whole ordeal as easily as possible.

If you don’t have time to go to a class you can take one online. It’s convenient and you can take your time or do it in one sitting. Here’s the best prenatal class online and the first parts of it are totally free! You will learn absolutely everything you need to know and it will help tremendously so make sure you sign up. A Class is a must and I think the online ones are the best.

 

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Set Up A Birth Plan

 

Planning is everything and letting the staff know what you expect and how you want things to go will make everything go more smoothly.

Once you’ve taken your prenatal class you can begin creating your birthing plan. There are some great templates online. Here’s a good one that covers everything and it’s free to download.

 

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Read A Book 

Reading a good book on childbirth is also another great way to get familiar with what will happen in Labor And Delivery. It can be your reference guide and reassurance when you have questions you need answering about what you’ll experience. Here’s an excellent book called Juju Sundin’s Birth Skills: Proven Pain-Management Techniques for Your Labour and Birth. You can find it on Amazon. 

 

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Be Fit And Ready

Being fit and ready for birth will go a long way when it comes to making the experience easier. Fit mamas have shorter and less painful births. You can take a pregnancy fitness program like the Belly Only Program. This program was created by a fitness expert that specializes in pregnancy so take a look!

 

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Talk It Out  

 

Talking to someone who’s had a baby or even a professional can help make you feel better. They can answer your questions and tell you about their own experiences. Talking it out always helps.

 

You’re A Birthing Machine

 

Women are made to have babies. I know you’ve heard some horror stories, we all have, but most women give birth without any problems.

Your body will take over and it will do its thing so try not to worry and trust in your body’s natural ability to lead you. You’re gonna do great mama!

 

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Choose A Doc Or Midwife You Really Trust

 

Finding the right doctor or midwife can go a long way. Don’t just pick anyone. Read reviews and meet them before you decide. Make sure it’s someone who puts you at ease and seems really empathetic. Someone who seems in line with your beliefs about birth will be the most supportive.

This will help a lot, after all, you’ll be spending a lot of time with them and you want to be sure it’s someone you can trust and talk to.

 

Get A Doula

 

A Doula is someone who can give you added, expert support during pregnancy and childbirth.

Women have been serving others in childbirth for many centuries and have proven that support from another woman has a positive impact on the labor process.

They can help provide emotional and Physical support during the birthing process and many women find their presence invaluable. They often provide pain relief and comfort to the mama in the way of massage, breathing and relaxation techniques and help with positioning.

You can learn more about Doulas here. 

 

Be Prepared 

 

Having your hospital bag and belongings packed well in advance will lend you some comfort. Knowing your ready when it does happen can help keep your mind at ease.

Make sure you have everything you need with this hospital list download. 

 

Have A Strong support system

 

Having a good support system is key inside and outside of the delivery room.

Make sure you surround yourself with friends and family that are willing to listen and comfort you when you have questions before the big day.

But the ones you bring in during labor and delivery matter the most. You’ll likely want your partner and maybe your mama { I Did! } to be present to help and comfort you. Make sure they know your fears ahead of time and that they have a calm and cool attitude.

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If they become a nervous wreck then that will only stress you out more so they need to know to keep their cool no matter what and be a support system for YOU.

 

Just Breathe 

 

It sounds simple enough. But when we are nervous or absolutely panicked we often hold our breath. This will make you that much more scared and it will make giving birth harder too.

So being conscious of your breath and practicing before the big day is a good idea.  You need to really give it some thought and give it a little time each day during the third trimester.

Sit down for at least 10 minutes a day and just take deep breaths and clear your mind. Maybe count as you breathe so you’ll have something specific to do if your stress or fear starts to take over.

 

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Pray

 

Prayer is a great comfort to many and it can help ease your mind. Daily prayer will make you feel more prepared for what’s to come and it will lend you the extra support and comfort you need.

Give it a try!

 

The main take away here is to educate yourself with a Prenatal class, Set up a birthing plan, be fit and ready for the big day and have the right support in all four corners.

These will go a long way in comforting you and easing your mind. Being prepared will make all the difference in the world!

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Childbirth can seem scary, but there are things you can do to make it seem less so. In this post I go over 12 solid ways to take the fear out of childbirth #childbirth #givingbirth #pregnancytips #I'mhavingababy

Childbirth can seem scary, but there are things you can do to make it seem less so. In this post I go over 12 solid ways to take the fear out of childbirth #childbirth #givingbirth #pregnancytips #I'mhavingababy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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