Nothing is more exciting than when the time arrives for you to meet your new baby. Staying relaxed and calm can have a big impact on your birth experience and one of the best things you can do to prepare is to create a soothing and beautiful sanctuary suitable for your baby’s entrance into the world.
Choose your favourite music, have a relaxing bath, choose your favourite relaxing smells, light a candle… this is your baby’s Birth Day… get excited! You are now going to meet your baby very soon!
One of the most powerful tools you have is your breath. The breath is always available to you and it is the sanctuary you can always return to during labour, no matter where you are. When you practise deep breathing a magical cocktail of calming and pain relieving endorphins are released into the blood stream, including oxytocin, the love hormone which keeps contractions going. Aromas and scents are also a powerful way of creating a familiar sanctuary no matter where you are are. Our Zest Pulse Point Oil with indulgent geranium and energising mandarin oil is the perfect little addition to have to in your hospital bag.
Our Tummy Love stretch mark oil can be used for massage during labour which also helps to release oxytocin into the bloodstream which in turn can keep contractions going and has pain relieving qualities. Massage also keeps the muscles relaxed and helps with pain relief.
See each contraction as a wave that your are riding and each one is bringing you one step closer to meeting your baby. Use the exhalation to help see you through any intense sensations.
Keep upright and moving as much as possible as gravity helps to bring babies faster into the world and to keep contractions going. Use a yoga ball or positions on all fours to conserve energy whilst still using gravity to help the process along.
Using a pregnancy exercise ball can enable you to be comfortable and upright during the labour. This also enables gravity to help keep contractions going. The ball can help manage pain in labour and is great for turning back to back babies by opening up the pelvis keeping it supported and symmetrical. We have our own special anti-burst pregnancy exercise ball which also has a delicate vanilla scent to make you feel relaxed and supported.
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