How to breathe well during contractions

How to breathe well during contractions

On the day of delivery, it is important to breathe well during contractions to help you better manage the pain. Caroline Schoch, midwife, explains the breathing techniques to be developed on D-Day.

  • Breathing is essential to manage contractions during work. You can train during pregnancy to get your breath on D-Day. Breathing is based on breath: the more you breathe, the more you will allow your body to relax and therefore the uterus to relax.
  • When we have contractions, we often tend to tense, to hang: it's really the thing not to do. If you get stuck, inevitably the contractions that happen on a body that is already tense, hurt. So the breathing must be calm, regular, based on the breath.
  • When we inhale, we breathe in the nose for a short time for one or two seconds and when we breathe, we will blow for at least 5 or 6 seconds, not be out of breath either, because we are not well when we are pregnant ... But in any case, the breath time must be at least two or three times longer than that of inspiration. And the breath is through the mouth.
  • This breathing allows the mother to be well oxygenated, it allows the baby to be well oxygenated too and the fact of taking a breathing rhythm will allow to focus on something other than pain and it will help to better support his contractions.

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