Childbirth is a normal, natural, and healthy process that women should be empowered to approach it with confidence. It is possible to have labor with relatively little pain, but it is wise to prepare yourself by planning some strategies for coping with pain. Learning for coping pain is one of the best ways to ensure that you will stay calm and be able to deal with it when the time comes.
You can take many steps to prepare yourself for labor and delivery. Although the course of a birth is often unpredictable, adequate preparation can help you feel more confident when you go into labor and help your birth experience go as smoothly as possible.
The biggest difference among people, however, is not in their perception of pain but in their ability and motivation to withstand it. Your pain threshold can also be lowered or raised by the type of attention you focus on a sensation. Because pain perception is so malleable, you can reduce the pain you feel during labor in a variety of ways like soothing yourself with attention-focusing devices such as relaxation, slowed breathing, and music; and you can supply yourself with calming sights to look at, and special companions to comfort you.
As with any life challenge, mentally and physically preparing for labour will bolster a mother’s confidence and capabilities. Though an amazing event, it isn’t called ‘labour’ for nothing. Bearing in mind that woman have been having babies since time-immemorial and that they are purpose-built for the honor can make the process more bearable. The toil of labour can seem more tolerable if the mother keeps in mind the sweet fruit of her sweaty labour- a cherubic child. The trial of agony turn to ecstasy has been witnessed by many when the mother first holds her bundle of bliss, tears of pain transforming into tears of joy.
Though well planned and prepared some women breeze through childbirth whereas others find it excruciating.