Is giving birth painful? What can i do to reduce the pain?
I am not here to sugar coat it...Yes, giving birth can be painful. The intensity and duration of the pain can vary from person to person and throughout the different stages of labour but also if you change your perception of birth and what these sensations are and understand that this is your body doing EXACTLY what you are designed to do then it more becomes a POWERFUL PAIN.. Or it is just a really intense sensation that requires all of your attention..
And each Contraction or what we like to call in Hypnobirthing Surge will pass... and they only last up to 60-90 seconds.
I have been through birth twice so I am speaking from experience. I always believed I had a 'low pain threshold" but with the helps of Hypnobirthing and what I learned through breathwork, movemement, having my husband support me and know how to help me through acupressure points, massage and having a tens machine all of these things helped me through the strong sensations that came with birthing my baby.. Without this knowledge and tools and techniques there is NO WAY i would have lasted through the birth.
There are several ways to reduce the pain of childbirth, including: 1. Breathing and relaxation techniques: This is exactly what I teach in Hypnobirthing and are some of the techniques that can help you relax and manage the pain and teaches you how to shift your focus. 2. Water therapy: Soaking in a warm bath or using a birthing pool can help to ease the pain and promote relaxation. 3. Medications: Pain relief medications, such as epidurals, can be administered by an anesthesiologist to help manage the pain however it is important to alost understand the side effects of epidurals and what other interventions it can lead to. 4. Massage and counter-pressure & acupressure points: Applying pressure to certain parts of the body, such as the lower back, can help to relieve pain during labor and having your birth partner learn acupressure points can help release pain relieving hormones. 5. Movement and position changes: Changing positions frequently and walking around can help to relieve pain and promote progress in labor.