Preparation for childbirth: what you need to know
Some women are of the opinion that it is quite possible to do without physical training. However, this is not at all the case: during labor, the body experiences the strongest overload. If the body of the mother is not prepared for this at least a little, the risk of various complications, ruptures, etc. is seriously increased. And the process itself is much longer and more painful. Physical preparation for childbirth includes several basic types of exercises.
Gymnastics for pregnant women
In general, it is desirable to perform exercises throughout the duration of pregnancy. However, for the last trimester, a special complex has been developed, the purpose of which is to prepare the organism for the upcoming stresses.
1. Put your feet to the width of your shoulders, bending slightly at your knees, and put your hands on your waist. Then, fixing all the other parts of the body, we begin to move the hips. 10 times forward and backward, then alternate (forward and backward), and then perform 10 circular motions.
2. For stretching the lobes and inguinal muscles, you can perform the following exercise. Sit in the frog pose (the feet should touch each other). Then we wrap our shins with our hands and force them to our knees.
3. We stand on all fours and bend 10 times and bend the back. For the waist of a pregnant woman, the exercise "Evil and kind cat" is what you need!
4. Sit down on his haunches. Legs should be widely spread so that the stomach is between them. We squeeze our fingers into the lock and begin to dilute the knees, while straining the muscles of the anus and the vagina from the bottom up. We hold the voltage for a couple of seconds and completely relax.
What else can be done for physical fitness?
Physical preparation for childbirth also includes measures to soften the cervix (this will avoid ruptures). Starting from the 36th week of pregnancy, it is recommended to have a regular sexual life (without a condom). Just the sperm and it will be an emollient for the neck. You can drink primrose oil (from the 34th week - 1 capsule per day, from the 36th - 2 and 3 - from the 39th). After the evening shower, experts recommend that future mothers rub crotonia natural in the crotch (it is important that it does not contain silicone and paraffin) or an ordinary oil for babies.
To prepare the breast for feeding, it is better to wipe it with a rough towel after the shower, accustom yourself to regular air baths and contrast the soul, especially paying attention to this zone. Do not immediately wash off the secretion of colostrum - it should be spread over the nipples and areolas.
Preparation for childbirth 1 month before the expected date of birth is better to reduce the amount of meat in the diet and replace it with fish. Meat makes the tissues less elastic and helps early hardening of the baby's head, which can cause a lot of trouble and cause breaks during childbirth. The emphasis should be on vegetables and cheese, coarse bread. Every evening before going to bed it is worth to drink at least 1/2 cup of kefir. On this physical preparation for childbirth ends and begins psychological.
Getting ready for childbirth morally
Psychological preparation for childbirth causes future mothers a lot of fears. The most important thing here is to stay positive. You can talk with people who already have children (as a rule, they are related to the process of the appearance of a baby to the world much easier). It is important that the coming births you perceive not as a painful test, but as a bright and joyful event. We reject all fears - remember that your child will be born the strongest, healthy, beautiful and clever! By the way, scientists have proved that the mood of the future mother greatly affects the condition of the fetus. Therefore please yourself as often as possible - your kid will feel it without doubt. If you are very afraid to give birth, ask your spouse to be at your next important moment. Women who practiced joint births say that it was so much easier for them to cope with stress.
That, in fact, is all that you can do at home. Then there is only preparation for childbirth in the hospital, the passage of the latest examinations and the long-awaited appearance of your child in the world!