In the first (latent, or latent) phase of labor, contractions are not very painful. Many women in this period of calm to do daily chores. Special breathing, as a rule, is not required. In this phase, the cervix is preparing for childbirth and begins to unfold.
By the end of the first phase the contractions are getting stronger and more frequent. At this stage you can begin to apply pain-relieving breath.
It is provided as follows. Inhale through your nose: 1-2-3-4 – exhale through the mouth on account of: 1-2-3-4-5-6 as you can see, the exhalation is longer than inhalation. This is a slow, deep breath. When this baby gets more oxygen, and my mother relaxes and is distracted from the pain by focusing on the account.
At first birth women, especially those who have not passed special training, often make a mistake. They clamp the pain, trying to suppress it, thereby disturbing the natural course of birth and prolonging their course. Very often we hear that after several hours of exhausting contractions, the disclosure remains at the level of 2 cm and doctors have to resort to a medical induction of labor.
To avoid this, try to imagine your body as a drop-down flower. This will help you not to clamp, and to help the process of childbirth. It is possible during the bout squat, spreading her knees out to the sides, while directing all efforts to the opening of the cervix.
If you came to the hospital during labor, and they are already painful, try charging the registration procedure husband or mom to the nurse’s questions does not prevent you to focus on your breathing.
Should for latent active phase of labor during which the cervix continues to open up to full disclosure. To help relieve pain poses with a focus on hands and tilt forward. At the same time relax the abdominal muscles, which also helps to reduce pain.
It is possible to try situation on all fours or standing with emphasis on a couch or on the chair. Try to sway to the beat of breathing. Some help circular movements of the pelvis. For effective pain relief of contractions, it is important not to lose your breath.
The more contractions you will feel that slow, deep breathing does not bring still relief. Now you can go to shortness of breath at the peak of contractions. At the beginning of fight apply slow deep breath and when the pain increases, go to breath the upper part of the lungs “dog”, an open mouth: hee-haw-hee-haw (for each syllable and a breath, and exhalation, i.e. breath almost inaudible). At the end of the fight again return to slow deep breath.
The role of the husband at this stage of childbirth is difficult to overestimate. During the fight he can massage the woman in labor a waist, stroke a back. Helps some stroking of the abdomen. In the interval between contractions, the task of the wife is to distract the wife. Need to talk with her, I can play music. Some pairs in intervals between fights solve crossword puzzles. It is important to get a woman to relax and gain strength before new fight, without going in cycles in its expectation.
Relaxation during fight not less important. If the woman clamps pain, fettered, disclosure goes more slowly, and sufferings will last longer. Therefore, it is important to think about the fact that with each contraction, the baby is progressing, and that he, too, is not easy. Try to relax the pelvic floor muscles, it will help disclosure. There are poses that can help you relax these muscles. It: pose squatting with extended knees; sitting on the floor (or bed) at widely separated knees (but not buttocks!); sitting on the edge of a chair facing the backrest, leaning on her elbows. Sit on the buttocks in this phase of labor, because the baby’s head may be affected. Also effective posture with “hangs” on the bar on the door jamb, on a neck of the husband. In this case, the mother helps the force of gravity.
The active phase follows the transitional phase. Often it is absent. This time, before the beginning of attempts when the head already fell and the child ready to be born, but the neck is late and did not open fully. This situation typically accompanies the first birth. This is the most difficult period, as the contractions very strong and painful, but to push the woman still impossible, because of the danger of explosions. For pain this phase helps to pose on all fours with raised pelvis. In this position the head is less pressure on the cervix. If a woman feels the strength to accelerate the transition phase she can apply posture with downward pressure, such as squatting with the knees widely separated.
The next phase is the culmination of birth – the phase of expulsion. Now she was required effort to push a baby out.
With the start of the fight you need to gain air, to push only in a crotch and exhale air up to the end. Repeat three times for fight. It is very important not to push in the head. In this case, all the efforts go wasted and will manifest as propavshaya vessels in the eyes and face. Bearing-down effort to control. Practice in advance: sit on the floor with her back against an overturned chair, press a chin to a breast, hands clasp knees. Dial a deep breath and try to push. The air need to keep the glottis, with an open mouth.
When born the head, you need to stop pushing and to breathe, “doggy”, only a mouth. At this time the midwife will turn the child that it was easier to get the shoulders and body. The next push the baby entirely. It is important to listen to the midwife and follow her commands. In between, to relax, to breathe deeply.
The last phase – the birth of the placenta. It is separated within half an hour after birth. It is completely painless. Team midwife just need a little push. Immediately after childbirth to stop the bleeding on your stomach, put a hot water bottle with ice.