How to arrive serene at childbirth?

Is there a correct way to prepare for childbirth? Pregnancy and childbirth, if it is all physiological, are natural events where a specific preparation should not be needed. But it’s not all so obvious!

The task of a mother is to make the birth of her baby as simple as possible and to facilitate with movement and breathing its descent into the birth canal.

You have to let go and listen to your body.

Being born is of great importance in our life cycle. In recent years, hundreds of thousands of people have had experiences as adults that they themselves feel are connected with their actual natal experience. Traces of the experience of birth seem to occur in dreams, mythical fantasies, physical events or translate in various ways. ” Ronald Laing (1978)

Every birth is different from woman to woman and a woman must be free to choose.

This is why women must be aware, they must know! They must be informed, helped, assisted and sure of what is happening to them.

If a woman is all this then it means that she wants to face her birth and not give in to excessive medicalization, because she is capable.

Those who have had a conscious pregnancy, have been informed during the 9 months, have been followed by a midwife throughout the process, will have a good birth and a good puerperium.

She will come out satisfied, positive and with great self-esteem.

Women need to know what childbirth is, what contractions look like, how labor begins, how it takes place, how to relieve pain naturally, what types of childbirth exist, where it is possible to give birth (maternity home, own home).

How to arrive peacefully at childbirth

A mother to arrive at the serene birth must be prepared:

  • physically
  • psychologically
  • emotionally

Physically because our postures tell us a lot: a mother who is afraid is contracted, is short of breath and goes into apnea. Proper breathing, concentration, stretching with yoga movements and gentle gymnastics help her.

Psychologically because only with concentration and positive thinking can we get to relaxation and eliminate the contractures of the body. Breathing is very important. By breathing the tension is relieved and the pain of contractions is perceived less intense.

And finally emotionally because a new life is an important presence that future parents choose to conceive and that values even more their union, on why that child has chosen them and nothing formation of a new family.

Confronting your partner

During pregnancy it is very important to confront your partner, to tell yourself the feelings that are anger, fear, joy.

Also look inside yourself and choose a moment for yourself during the day. A cuddle could be to prepare a nice herbal tea: 40 g of valerian, 20 g of hops, 20 g of passionflower, 20 g of lemon balm, 2 0 g of anise and 15 g of orange blossom, all mixed in 250 ml of boiling water and left to infuse for about 10 minutes; Then sleep peacefully.

Pre-birth courses

Preparing for childbirth in this way is useful. Enrolling in a birth accompaniment course is not only “doing some gymnastics and collecting information” but rather, it will allow you to have a competent reference person to call at any time

It will put you in contract with other women who are pregnant like you and who can share emotions with you.

The onset of labor begins when mother and baby feel ready.

The mother must feel ready to play this role and the child to be born. For this reason it is necessary that the mother has prepared herself at the time of delivery, that she feels safe and protected.
Moms, you need to know what is best for you and your unborn child!


Kathryn Barlow is an OB/GYN doctor, which is the medical specialty that deals with the care of women's reproductive health, including pregnancy and childbirth.

Obstetricians provide care to women during pregnancy, labor, and delivery, while gynecologists focus on the health of the female reproductive system, including the ovaries, uterus, vagina, and breasts. OB/GYN doctors are trained to provide medical and surgical care for a wide range of conditions related to women's reproductive health.

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