Proper breathing during labor Hippocrates taught. This breathing can relieve pain in the first stage of labor (during labor), as well as to ensure the normal course of the second period (the expulsion of the fetus), warning injuring the fetus and mother during this crucial period of time.
Do I need to learn proper breathing at birth
It has long been established that properly prepared for childbirth a woman suffers less during labor, it is less disruption of soft tissue and less common birth injuries
Birth injuries - than they threaten your child?
the child. Pretty much all of this is provided by proper breathing during labor.
Especially important is the breath at first birth, which continues longer than the repeat. If labor lasts a long time, the child is always suffering from hypoxia (lack of oxygen), as during labor and attempts uterine muscles squeeze the blood vessels, blood circulation in the uterus, including the delivery of new portions of oxygen to the fetus. Without oxygen, the brain is particularly vulnerable child, so almost always during prolonged childbirth children suffer perinatal brain lesions.
Properly called a breath, a woman can arbitrarily control. Learn how this breathing is not easy, you need to not only know how to do it, but also give your body time to get used to it and completely, to learn all the techniques of automatism proper breathing, because at different stages of childbirth may be different. Proper breathing should be specially trained for this at antenatal clinics have special courses to attend, it is desirable for every woman.
Proper controlled breathing, which will help during childbirth, is a slow, superficial and variable. There are also other types of breath, but they are used rarely. As a rule, during childbirth have to use all kinds of controlled breathing.
Certain types of breathing properly managed during childbirth
In the first stage of labor during labor is most commonly used slow breathing, under which a maximum of ten breaths a minute (usually happens 16-20). For this woman learns to breathe deeply through your nose for a few seconds, hold your breath and then exhale through your mouth. This breath should be longer than the inhalation, but the process of lengthening the exhalation and pause between inhalation and exhalation should be built up gradually, presenting as during such breathing relaxes the whole body and out goes the tension. Exhale can be combined with the singing of vowels, it helps in childbirth in ancient times.
In the first stage of labor, when contractions especially intense and painful and slow breathing does not bring relief, you can use shallow breathing. It is fast (up to 60 breaths per minute) breathing through the mouth with a light rapid inhalation and exhalation intense noisy. At the same time, the stronger and more painful struggle becomes, the more intense and fast to be breathing. After another battle ends, the transition to normal breathing. Such breathing well helps reduce stress whole body, including uterine muscle tension.
During labor, you can also use a variable wind that consists of alternating shallow breathing with longer breaths, accompanied by sound intensity. For every three breaths small surface accounts for one intense exhalation.
As used controlled breathing at birth
The most long and painful period of delivery are fights, during which there is a gradual opening of the birth canal. Real can not be controlled, but it is possible for them to adapt and reduce the intensity of pain. It is for this and is designed controlled breathing. But this breathing should be very well understood, its application must reach automaticity, only then it can be used during labor. Remember that anything learned in theory during this period is absolutely impossible. If a woman is fluent in all the methods and can apply them immediately, then during labor, she intuitively begins to apply the method which it is best suited, and reduces pain. In most cases - a combination of slow breathing intensive.
During attempts (this is the second stage of labor) also need to possess a controlled breathing, it must be something to hold, something to do all the more intense. During this period, by the breath, you can even pause attempts, if at this stage of labor is required (for example, when attempts began to full disclosure of the birth canal). If the birth canal is fully disclosed, it is necessary to reinforce attempts to ensure that the child as quickly as possible was born and suffer less from lack of oxygen.
Quench attempts by exhalation in the early attempts, then a deep breath and the three parts of the surface of respiratory movements (take a breath). This breath is repeated several times until the end of the attempts.
If necessary, in contrast, attempts to increase the force, it is necessary to push the inspiratory adjustment, trying to send all the power-down, but not in the head region. First you need a few deep inhale and exhale, then inhale and exhale a bit, hold your breath and push for a few seconds. If necessary, repeat this breathing after complete exhalation and inhalation.
The birth of the placenta (placenta) is usually less painful, but it may also need this type of controlled breathing, as in the attempts.
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