Every expectant mother knows how important it is to be able to breathe properly. Breathing depends on many factors, up to the forces of pain during childbirth. In addition, it is the proper breathing at birth which allows for the baby to get needed oxygen. This is especially true with heavy labor.
The breathing technique during labor is not very complicated, and it can be trained by constant practice. After you practice in different techniques, you can easily choose the one with which you will be most comfortable with to give birth. The only thing you must remember, is the fact that breathing exercises can not be engaged for more than 10 minutes a day! If you do not comply with this rule, you may have dizziness and nausea.
Breathing at birth is quite different from the normal process of respiration, because the mother is going through some physiological changes that influence the overall ability to breathe. Thus, we must consider these main factors:
Usually there is a physiological hyperventilation – this means that the breath quickens considerably and is more superficial;
After 24 weeks of pregnancy there is a significant increases in the daily requirement for oxygen;
Noticeable expansion of the chest and increases the minute volume of respiration;
Lung volume is reduced, since the uterus is not only displaces the organs in the abdomen, and diaphragm.
Breathing during childbirth. The first stage.
When the cervix opens, and it usually occurs at an early stage of labor, need to breathe slowly. It is calming and allows you to remove excess pain. Try to breathe slowly as long as it works on you relaxing. By the way, some women have even recommended it to maintain a breathing rate over the entire process of childbirth.
So, if you were to have an argument or get upset, you need to make a deep breath. On the exhale, try to relax and get rid of stress. Slowly breathe in the nose (and mouth can be, but preferably through the nose) and exhale through your mouth. Then hold your breath for a maximum time. In general, the frequency of inhalation and exhalation should be about 6-10 times per minute.
Breathe calmly and slightly open your mouth. So to get a sound similar to the one that you release when the sigh. Try to relax. After the end of the breath thoroughly exhale and again inhale as if you sigh. When training do not forget to change the body position: sitting, lying down, standing in different poses, etc. If you learn to relax in different positions during the exercise, then the delivery will be much easier for you.
Breathing during childbirth. What do I do next?
Technique of breathing at birth during the next phase, when contractions become more intense, and you just can not breathe slowly, has a more rapid pace. This breath is rapid and easy.
So, we begin our training. Inhale and exhale through the mouth will carry a rate of once per second. There may be slight variations: two breaths per second, or one breath for two seconds. In general, we determine the best option for themselves in the course of training. At the same time we breathe in slowly, but on a quick breath noise. Then, when you define an optimal rhythm of rapid shallow breathing, you can proceed to the next stage – a combination of two kinds.
Thus, proper breathing during labor is to ensure that you begin to breathe slowly, and then, when the frequency of contractions increases, go to the more intense and shallow breathing. In this case, as soon as the frequency of contractions begins to decline again, you go back to the slower.
Maybe it happens that with intensive breathing by mouth, you will notice that in your mouth starts to dry out and breathe will become problematic and challenging. In order to avoid experiencing such discomfort to remember a few small secrets. For example, if your mouth during breathing tip of the tongue pressed against the palate near the teeth, during the frequent breaths it will be a little wet air.
Furthermore, if the cover open palm (with fingers slightly apart, so as to ensure unimpeded breath) mouth, then the moisture will also be a little delayed. In principle, the ideal option would be to grab a bottle of water on the procedure itself, if the birth together or ask medical staff to prepare in advance for your water. Otherwise, you must use only these methods.
There is also a variable wind. It is very similar to the light, but somewhat different in that rapid breathing alternating with long and very noisy exhalation. Such breathing is best suited to relieve stress when has almost no strength to withstand the fight.
When the battle starts, breathe out – reset voltage, and then breathe the surface throughout the encounter, after 3-5 cycles of this breathing exercise should be a slow exhalation with the sound. At the end of the bout doing a couple of breaths, which are designed to relax the body a little bit, then we repeat.
Preparing for childbirth, breathing, that you have already fulfilled, recedes into the background when approaching the final stage of labor. Now you need to get together and listen as the doctor’s, who will tell you how to breathe it in your case, because the correspondence recommendations may differ from what would have to be directly in the delivery themselves specifically for you. If you closely follow all instructions and intense push in conjunction with the implementation of recommendations for breathing, the fast results guaranteed!