The more you use your muscles, the easier your birth experience will be. You should do the same things you do when you are not pregnant, within reason, to keep your muscles tight and strong, You use a lot more of them than you would think during delivery. I have six children and only had problems with my first because I was afraid of doing anything that I thought could harm the baby. Birthing classes, Lamaze training really helps a lot also. Giving birth is a very natural and beautiful experience. Just keep in mind to relax and enjoy and when in doubt, ask your doctor.
at 12:54 AM on Aug. 24, 2009