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Proper breathing during labor. How to breathe during labor?

Proper breathing during labor can significantly reduce pain. Any drug anesthesia in varying degrees, have an adverse impact on the child, so by learning to breathe correctly, one can try to avoid the use of, or at least to reduce the time of its use to a minimum.

In the course of preparation for childbirth women are introduced to the different ways of relaxation and breathing. The more calm the expectant mother at the stage of cervical dilatation and between contractions, the more power it can not save for that phase when they really need it, the more harmonious and uncomplicated childbirth are.

What are the types of breathing?

Abdominal: maximum cleaning exhale. Such that there was a feeling that the stomach is "rooted" to the back. On the exhale, you must gradually relax the abdominal muscles.

Full: cleansing breath and with the rise of the hands. Exhale slowly, simultaneously with the lowering of the hands. Pause and repeat. Breathe nose!

Economical: increases the duration of the exhalation. We are going slowly. We try to use this type of breathing during the exercises.

The secret lies in the proper breathing control ie management inhalation and exhalation. Fresh air enters the lungs, which are a sort of sponge consisting of microscopic air gaps and thin blood vessels. Vessel walls are thin, the gases contained in the inhaled air to pass therethrough into the blood, and the "waste" from the blood to enter the air gaps in the same manner. Most people use less than four to five lung volume. This means that in order to maintain a sufficient supply of oxygen they need five breaths, while the person with the correct breathing - only four. More rapid breathing requires additional voltage respiratory muscles and greater load on the heart, which pumps blood. During pregnancy, it can be a significant difficulty. Pactuschaya womb for many women is a source of inconvenience, because they do not have the correct posture and do not know how to breathe correctly. Therefore, in this period, when the supply of oxygen becomes so important for a pregnant woman must first learn how to breathe correctly, which you need to master a simple exercise.

How to breathe at birth?

Specific values of the frequency and depth of your breathing you will choose, depending on the special features of the future birth of their preferences and needs oxygen. Pre mastered the exercises and adapt to them, you will be able to calm down and relax with their help during childbirth.

There are three main types of controlled breathing during labor: slow, easy (fast) and variable (transient). You can use all three ways of breathing if they help you relax and get enough oxygen, as well as how to behave during intense battles.

It is best in the early phase of labor to breathe slowly and keep breathing so as long as it helps. Then you can switch to light or alternating breath - what you are more comfortable. The third type of breathing is recommended in the later phase of labor. Some women fit slow breathing during the period of delivery. Others use two types of breathing: slow and easy or slow and variable, and some use all three types. What exactly will you choose will depend on your reactions and the intensity of the contractions.

Slow breathing should be used under intense fights when you can no longer walk or speak. Breathe slowly can abdomen or chest; it is important that breathing helps you relax.

Application of slow breathing:

Set the desired type of breathing as soon as the fight started, take a deep breath. Relieve all the stress (slowly, from head to toe) during exhalation. Focus your attention on the sensations. Breathe in slowly through your nose (if it is difficult, it is through the mouth) and fully exhale mouth. Hold your breath for as you can. Breathe with frequency of 6-10 times a minute (about two times less than usual). Quietly, but with the sound of breath, leaving the mouth slightly open and relaxed. The sound should be the same as in the relaxed inhalation. Lower your shoulders and relax. Relax the muscles of the chest and abdomen, while they are slightly raised, as if you breathe in, and then tighten the same muscles as you exhale. When the battle is over, take a relaxing last full exhalation. Then inhale as if sighing. A suitable final breathing exercises may be yawning. Relax, adjust the position of the body, have a drink, etc.

Repeat the above exercises until until you feel completely confident that with the help of slow breathing, you can completely relax. During childbirth so should breathe for 60-90 seconds at a time. Practice how to breathe in different positions - sitting, lying down, standing on all fours, and even in the car. With each exhale, concentrate on relaxing different parts of the body - so you relax all the muscles are not involved in maintaining posture.

Application easy breathing during labor:

Pay attention to your breathing immediately as soon as the fight began. As you exhale, release all (each part of the body) stress. Concentrate. Breathe in the nose and out the mouth, gradually speeding up your breathing and making it more surface - depending on the intensity of the contractions. If the fight quickly reaches its peak, you should go ahead to accelerated breathing. If the battle reaches its peak gradually, you should also gradually accelerate the rhythm of breathing. At the same time the muscles of the mouth and shoulders should be relaxed.

When you are breathing accelerated in accordance with the intensity of the fight, inhale and exhale mouth. Breathing should be superficial and, about once per second. When the intensity of the contractions decrease, gradual transition to a slow breath, inhaling the nose and out the mouth. When the battle is over, finished breathing a deep breath. Completely relax, change the position of the body, have a drink, etc.

This type of breathing is not as easy to master as slow breathing. Be persistent and do not hurry up, gradually you get used to such exercise. Practice first breath with a frequency of once per second, however, may change the respiratory rate - two times per second to once per 2 seconds. Then try to breathe at different rates, but so that you feel comfortable. The best way to count the respiratory rate is counting breaths (inhale-exhale) for 10 seconds. If you counted by 5 to 20 cycles, you are breathing correctly. If within 1-2 minutes, you can freely and without any effort to establish a regular rhythm of breathing easy, it means you are ready to combine it with slow breathing.

The use of variable breathing at birth:

Variable (transfer) breathing during childbirth is an option of easy breathing and combines the easy shallow breathing and occasional noisy exhalations. Variable breathing begins with a rapid breathing, followed by rapid breathing light with a frequency of 2 times a second to 1 time every 2 seconds. After every 2-5 cycles slowly, deeply and exhale without tension, a breath will help you set the rhythm of breathing.

At the beginning of the fight, set the rhythm of breathing. As you exhale, release all tension (in series, all parts of the body). Concentrate. You can concentrate on your partner's face. Throughout contractions mouth breathe easily and surfactants, with a frequency of 5-20 cycles per 10 seconds. Every second or every third, fourth or fifth of the respiratory cycle slowly. You do not need to do a deep breath, it should be common. Some women prefer to exhale with the sound of "xy" or "pa". Pick the right type of breathing and keep it throughout the fight. Your partner may be considered for you ("one, two, three, four, exhale") or you can take it for greater concentration. When the battle is over, take one or two deep relaxing exhalation. Completely relax, have a drink, change of position. Add these exercises to his studies. The contractions can last for two minutes and be at least double, so learn how to "organize" to breathe for at least 3 consecutive minutes. It is necessary to change the position of the body.

Classes for auto-training is best done in special groups under the supervision of obstetricians. Experience shows that women are easy to learn recommended techniques and the skills that allow them to reduce pain during childbirth. Do not rush to blame breathing exercises, if you do not help. Any ways, and especially individual who is very helpful and who is not helping at all.


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