What are some great things to do instead of tensing during contractions.
BUT I AM STILL PREGNANT
Keep your jaw loose and open :) Low sounds facilitate opening, high pitch sounds facilitate tension. Rocking, swaying, and kissing :)
There are musical calming soundtracks on YouTube for helping during labor.
I just took full breaths and walked.
I always breathed and talked to myself.
in addition to all the replies you have received so far picture a flower bud in your mind which is your uterus and as yoru have contractions this flower starts to bloom while chanting 'open' and you envision your baby coming out. A great read to help with this is The Husband Coached birth by Robert Bradley. he also talks about deep low moaning tones along with a lot of other help tips. Good Luck!
I found loud low moans helped me alot....and shaking major muscles..like I grabbed my thigh and shook the large muscle and for some reason it worked lol
'Labor singing" (like moaning) is how I managed my last labor. I "watched" the pain leave with the sound.
Bounce on a ball.
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