Your body has sheltered and nurtured your baby throughout your pregnancy quite naturally. Birth happens this way, too. If you let it, your intuition will guide you. The challenge is to develop confidence in yourself, trust your inner wisdom and allow nature to do its thing.
Raise your comfort level with these tips to cope with pain and labor. First, decide who and what will be with you. Then learn about what you can do with your body and mind during contractions. You’ll be amazed at your ability to discover and stay in your comfort zone.
Research shows that moving freely in labor improves a woman’s sense of control, decreases her need for pain medication, and may reduce the length of her labor. Sometimes it is hard to move in labor due to routine procedures or lack of support and space.