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How To Be Mentally Strong For Normal Delivery?
Giving birth is one of the most incredible experiences a woman can have, but can also be mentally stressful. So, in addition to the physical pain and challenge of pushing out your baby, you also have to prepare yourself mentally for the ordeal. The good news is that your mental strength impacts the ease of your birth more than you might think, so there are some things you can do to stay calm and in control on delivery day. Read on to learn how to not stress out about giving birth!
Practice yoga and meditation
In addition to all of these physical benefits, practising yoga and meditation is also great for your mental health. Yoga has been shown to positively impact those suffering from depression, anxiety, and stress. Another research found that those who practised meditation regularly were less vulnerable to psychological distress than people who didn’t meditate. Because it’s all about keeping things simple, here are two phrases that can help you start one mindfulness practice: Breath in. Breathe out. Repeat. Repeat. Do it as often as possible throughout your day and night. Gradually, It will become a habit.
Realise your body was made for this
Many women have successfully given birth with little to no professional help. It’s a natural process that has evolved over millennia. By realising that you have what it takes, you can let go of anxiety and feel confident about your ability to deliver your baby without worrying about being a failure. Don’t focus on any outside factors beyond your control; instead, realise that there is nothing physically or mentally wrong with you. Your body was made for giving birth!
Think about what you’re feeling
When you have thoughts about giving birth, try writing them down. You’ll likely find that many of your fears are unfounded when you do that. If you can take a step back and think about what scares you, it’s easier to understand why things may not be as bad as they seem. For example, if you’re worried about losing control or feeling scared when giving birth, think back on moments in your life when those fears have been realised and compare those experiences with those of other people who have given birth. You can ask them directly or read about their experiences online. You might even ask for reassurance from family members and friends who will be there with you during labour.
Stay grounded, mentally and physically.
You’ll want to make sure you are grounded in all aspects of your life—mentally, physically, and emotionally. To achieve a healthy state of being before giving birth, take time for meditation and journaling each day. Start a daily practice of writing down everything that comes into your mind. This can help ease some of your pregnancy worries and be more present in everyday life. It is also important to stay fit during pregnancy by practising yoga or taking walks outdoors. Finally, it is key that you connect with people in positive ways. These relationships can be healing and nurturing during stressful times like labour and delivery; they allow you to ask for help when needed while also providing emotional support.
Relax, and trust in yourself
Trusting your body during pregnancy is an important part of childbirth preparation. You can’t force a baby out, and pushing can be counterproductive; instead, trust that your body will do what it needs to do, and everything will turn out fine. If you’re worried about labour, try looking at pictures of newborns or babies and reading stories about them. Sometimes taking your mind off work can help relax your mind, so it’s ready for when it matters.
Relax! The pain and anxiety of childbirth are normal and temporary. You can do it. If you’re mentally prepared for delivery, you’ll cope better with crunch time. So don’t worry. Have a drink. Read a magazine. Wear your favourite underwear. Go into labour confident and cool as a cucumber; you got this!