Labor Contractions Never Last Forever
Recently I was teaching a class on how to use meditation and deep breathing during labor, or rather specifically, through a contraction.
I was talking about labor contractions and how short or long they may last, the longest being 90 seconds or up to 2 – 3 minutes.
“Really?” a mom blurted out in response to my discussion.
“I thought they lasted 45 minutes!”
There’s a LOT of distorted information about the birthing process circulating in the general public. You can no longer trust what you read unless it’s from a solid, reputable source, or trust what you hear from others because of the emotional component which has the potential for exaggeration.
This is one really good reason to go to a childbirth class! To get the facts.
Here is a really good post I wrote just about “labor contractions”. It’s worth reviewing.
The good news about labor contractions is this:
- you know you will have them
- they are short in duration
- they come in a “wave” pattern
- they are manageable
- once baby is born they go away
- labor is temporary
So read the post, and let me know what you think!