It is said that a woman is reborn after she delivers her baby. Hence, you must go through the labor mentally, emotionally, and physically prepared. While many women hope to have a normal delivery, few know what to do to have one.
Below are few quick tips for normal delivery. Follow them in consultation with your doctor.
- Balanced diet:
A healthy, nutritious, and balanced diet is the key to a natural delivery. A proper diet will not only help get all the required nutrition but, will also keep a check on the weight. Weight gain is indeed common in pregnancy however, it should be adequate. Overweight can have an adverse effect on the pregnancy. Consult your doctor to know what your weight range should be.
It is important to keep yourself adequately ambulatory during the entire pregnancy. So light walking or simple pranayamas regularly can help you. Squats are the most beneficial exercise for every woman who is preparing for normal delivery. Include them as you get closer to your due date. Pelvic stretching exercises can help you build strong pelvic muscles.
- Sleep adequately and regularly:
Adequate sleep helps your body to relax and allows the hormones to adjust to all the new developments in your body. Hence, taking naps at regular intervals is crucial. Some mothers may also feel sleepy as soon as they wake up. The best thing to do at such a time is to sleep a bit longer. Also, with the help of your gynecologists, understanding your sleeping pattern can help you get a better shut-eye.
Many mothers complain they cannot sleep at night. Your gynecologist may prescribe you medicines if this gets worse. However, try including soft, skin-friendly pillows and recliner beds for your comfort.
- Pursue some hobby:
Following a hobby can be both – mentally and emotionally rejuvenating and relaxing, both are crucial during pregnancy. Simple hobbies such as reading, or knitting can help you stay calm and happy. Gardening can help you relax your mind. To have a normal delivery, you mustn’t overwork yourself either mentally or emotionally.
- Regular antenatal visits:
Following your antenatal visits is important, as they help you understand if your baby is growing up well. These visits also allow your doctor to foresee any complications. Also, during your antenatal visits, you can ask your doctor questions about the things you are facing. Hence, writing your queries before you visit helps in having an appropriate discussion.
- Antenatal classes:
When it comes to having a baby as a mother, you have to be prepared mentally and physically for the new experiences and responsibilities of parenting. The antenatal classes relieve pressure and make the entire process simpler and faster.
- Massage during labor:
A light lower back massage during labor, especially by your partner, can be very relaxing and give you a sense of support. Keeping your nerves calm during the labor can help you have a fast and simple normal delivery.
We hope our tips for normal delivery help you with the birthing experience. Happy parenting.