In order for childbirth to flow more peacefully, it is important to learn to relax.
Relaxation gives the body several advantages.
If the woman is well relaxed, the opening of the cervix is ??faster and painless.
Normally, the cervix in labor should be absolutely relaxed, so that contracting muscles of the uterus effectively stretch it. But the relaxation of the cervix directly and very much depends on the overall relaxation of the entire body of a woman. Therefore, even a small residual stress in the body is reflected on the neck. The tighter the neck, the stronger it resists opening, and the process stretches indefinitely. The muscles of the uterus are forced to contract more and more strongly to achieve at least some result. Together with the force of contractions, the intensity of pain increases.
Tense tissues are worse supplied with oxygen, which gives rise to pain.
But the woman is responsible not only for herself, but also for her child. His supply of oxygen depends on the mother - from her relaxed and calm breathing, which also largely depends on relaxation.
A woman who is able to relax, enters easier into the generic process, leaving outward thoughts, anxieties, fears.
But the ability to relax is extremely rare. To achieve this effect, constant training is necessary. The technician of relaxation exists a lot. You can get acquainted with some of them.
Suitable for those who do not have the experience of relaxation. Relaxation should be compared with a strong strain. The conscious muscle tension becomes an assistant. Exercises are performed sitting or lying down. Feel your body, slide on it with an inner gaze. Raise and tense one leg, point the toe at yourself. In this position, hold it for 10-30 seconds, sensing the tension in each muscle. Suddenly and completely relieve tension so that your foot falls into place. Feel the ease and the desired relaxation in the leg. Repeat this exercise with the other leg and with your hands (squeeze your fist). Now squint, squeeze your lips and relax. Repeat several times, listen to the feelings of relaxation. Why is it important to learn to relax the face? The one who succeeds in it achieves complete relaxation. It can be quite difficult to do this: many facial muscles. Cheeks and lips should be tried not to strain - the skill of their deep relaxation in childbirth will facilitate a good opening of the cervix.
This method is suitable for people with imagination. The task: to cause relaxation in one point or muscle and spread it further throughout the body. In the classical version of this technique begin with the toes. We concentrate on the little fingers, trying to feel the warmth and heaviness. Then we begin a gradual relaxation from the foot up to the knee, stomach, arms, shoulder girdle. The neck and face should be given more attention. Relaxation can begin from any point: the toes, hands, the heart area, the crown. In what ways can you spread the relaxation? Try to feel the spread of heat and gravity; light that appears at one point and spills over the body; the rolling of sea waves, first on your feet, then higher; running light ball on the body.
Visualization is working with images. Relax is helped by a journey into the world of dreams. Imagine some remarkable situation with your own participation. You can use a real story from the past or create it based on your dreams of the future. Draw to yourself such situations in which you experience the most positive emotions. Returning from the positive dreams, you will find that the body is absolutely relaxed. For childbirth - it's an indispensable way. Visualization is a very powerful tool for the materialization of thought. Use only images. You can imagine your uterus as a burgeoning bud that lets out a bee. At each battle, try to see and feel how the wave picks up and takes you to its crest, then lowers it. This may not work out right away. Give your fantasies some of your time and get help. . . from itself.