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Relax mama….

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In his book Childbirth Without Fear, Dr. Grantly Dick-Read described the fear-tension-pain cycle that often occurs in birth.

Basically how it works is if a laboring woman is afraid or nervous about birth and then tenses up against the contractions -> she creates pain -> which then scares her more -> she tightens up more -> and it hurts more.  This turns into a nasty downward spiral that goes nowhere good.

Given this negative cycle it is easy to see that regardless of a your plans for birth (medicated vs. un-medicated), your most useful skill, is the ability to remain calm, while relaxing deeply and completely.   

At the same time, the biggest challenge in birth is to relax deeply and completely. 

The primary reason for this challenge is your conscious mind!  while your body, on a cellular level, knows exactly how to birth your baby, the conscious thinking mind assumes it needs to manage, control, and direct the process.  This creates difficulties in relaxing and allowing the birth process to flow as smoothly as it is designed to.  The more you can relax and work with birth and stay out of fighting the process the more smoothly it can go.

Come listen to and work with a  Licensed Hypnotherapist as she gives you some tools you can use for calming yourself

in labor and during your pregnancy!

Tuesday October 12th

5:30

at Partners.

Be there. Or be square!

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One Response

  1. I was afraid and nervous facing to my baby birth. I needed someone beside me.

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