Let’s Get This Straight About Labor Management
Right now, I am doing a survey of those who choose to participate, of moms-to-be. I’m asking questions about what they want to know in preparing for the birth of their baby.
100% want to know about “labor management”
0% want to know how to manage contractions ……………….
Let’s get this straight about labor management …
Labor management IS managing contractions ….
Labor discomfort is generated by labor contractions.
So, learning how to manage a contraction, one at a time is indeed, managing your labor.
So let’s look at ONE contraction.
Every contraction BEHAVES the same.
The uterus is a muscle and contracts like all muscles in your body do. The difference here is a uterine contraction builds in intensity and strength in a matter of seconds, peaks, releases, and relaxes into a resting state.
Uterine contractions have a mind of their own in that they work independently from the rest of your body.
Here’s what you can plan for and count on:
- one contraction can be as short as 20 seconds or as long as 90+ seconds
- the contraction will GRADUALLY gain strength as it peaks
- once it peaks ( the muscle is really tense) the contraction gradually releases
- a resting state ALWAYS follows
Learn how to manage one contraction at a time because this is “labor management”.
PS – you may be interested in the ebook “How to Manage Labor Contractions“ on Amazon