One of these phases, the pródromos period or latency of delivery is especially stressful for the couple. Prodromes of childbirth comprise the period from the first change in the cervix until it has a dilation of about 3-4 cm, with effective contractions. The first phase of labor contractions This ph
One of these phases, the pródromos period or latency of delivery is especially stressful for the couple. Prodromes of childbirth comprise the period from the first change in the cervix until it has a dilation of about 3-4 cm, with effective contractions.
The first phase of labor contractions
This phase has particular that it is a period that takes place at home, and that depending on the characteristics of the woman, the number of previous births ... can last hours or even days. The most significant of this period are the irregular contractions. Labor contractions begin with a low intensity and the time between them is variable. But the perception of pain depends more on the pain threshold of the pregnant woman than on the intensity of the contractions. So this period can be very annoying.
Tips for relieving contraction pain
1. A hot shower:
It is known that immersion in water is not recommended until we are in the dilatation phase, but a hot shower will help you relax and reduce discomfort . Res 2. Breathe:One of the points we show in preparation for birth are respiratory techniques for pain control. Having practiced frequently what you have learned will be very positive, since it is easier for you to 'get into the breath' when the pain comes, concentrating as much as possible on it. Mas 3. Massage:
If the discomfort is especially concentrated in the back, a massage in the area will be a good option. Well with your hand, with a textured ball, the tactile stimulation of the lumbar and sacral area will be especially useful.4. Mobilization:
Make sure you have swollen birth ball. It will help you to move the pelvis in a wide way, but in a sitting position, which is more relaxed. Giving small soft pots on the ball during the contraction also relieves. 5. Heat:
This is also indicated for pain in the lumbar and sacral area. You can heat a seed pad in the microwave and apply it. Consult your reference midwife if you have any doubts when applying any of these methods of relief. She will provide you with all the information you need.