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#Repost @onestrongmamaprenatal 💕💕
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The uterus is incredible! And knowing how it works during birth can help us to have a more efficient and less painful experience. Sign me up! 

If you’ve ever been around a cat (or any animal) giving birth, you’ll notice that they tend to find a dark, quiet, private spot. We are very much like our animal friends and need to feel safe when we give birth. This can go haywire in modern maternity care:
❌Bright lights.
❌Beeping noises and machines.
❌People we don’t know/trust.
❌Our own fears and insecurities.
...and more.

The 🔑 to getting out of that fear-tension-pain cycle and fight/flight is to-
✅Prepare your mind ahead of time.
✅Give birth where and with who you feel safest (everyone is different!).
✅Keep your muscles loose + limp during your contractions. The tendency is to fight them and tense up, but that will actually make it more painful and can make it take longer! Believe me, I was super tense during my first birth and it sucked!
✅Keep your mind relaxed too! Easier said than done, as it is also normal to freak out...have someone there who will calm you down. #birthdoula for the win here! There’s a reason that those with doulas statistically have shorter labors ☺️. Prenatal mind prep helps here too. 

Our uterus is amazing. We should brag about it! Tag a pregnant friend- they’ll appreciate it!

#bodyreadymethod #laboranddelivery #laborinthetimeofcorona #laboranddeliverynurse #doula #doulasupport #doulalife #thirdtrimester #childbirth #childbirtheducation #doulasofjacksonville #naturalchildbirth #midwife #midwifelife
#Repost @onestrongmamaprenatal 💕💕 ・・・ The uterus is incredible! And knowing how it works during birth can help us to have a more efficient and less painful experience. Sign me up! If you’ve ever been around a cat (or any animal) giving birth, you’ll notice that they tend to find a dark, quiet, private spot. We are very much like our animal friends and need to feel safe when we give birth. This can go haywire in modern maternity care: ❌Bright lights. ❌Beeping noises and machines. ❌People we don’t know/trust. ❌Our own fears and insecurities. ...and more. The 🔑 to getting out of that fear-tension-pain cycle and fight/flight is to- ✅Prepare your mind ahead of time. ✅Give birth where and with who you feel safest (everyone is different!). ✅Keep your muscles loose + limp during your contractions. The tendency is to fight them and tense up, but that will actually make it more painful and can make it take longer! Believe me, I was super tense during my first birth and it sucked! ✅Keep your mind relaxed too! Easier said than done, as it is also normal to freak out...have someone there who will calm you down. #birthdoula for the win here! There’s a reason that those with doulas statistically have shorter labors ☺️. Prenatal mind prep helps here too. Our uterus is amazing. We should brag about it! Tag a pregnant friend- they’ll appreciate it! #bodyreadymethod #laboranddelivery #laborinthetimeofcorona #laboranddeliverynurse #doula #doulasupport #doulalife #thirdtrimester #childbirth #childbirtheducation #doulasofjacksonville #naturalchildbirth #midwife #midwifelife