Top And Quick Ways To Relax In Labour

Mar 31, 2011 No Comments by

Relax the lower abdomen, pelvic floor, hips and buttocks and your thighs, each time a contraction is over. Then go on to general relaxation. 

There are certain points in the body where tension tends to accumulate. If you work at relaxing these points, you will quickly achieve relaxation.

  • Relax your forehead. Stop frowning. Pinch your eyebrows and stroke your forehead.
  • Relax your jaw. A relaxed jaw is a relaxed vagina.
  • Separate your teeth and let your tongue be static in the middle of your mouth.
  • Relax your shoulders.
  • Relax your elbows. Loosen them and move them away from your body.
  • Relax your hands.
  • Relax your feet.

If you find it difficult to relax any of these points, have your partner massage them for you. For instance, your partner can massage your shoulders, face or feet, to help you relax. Practise this daily, so that you use it with ease during labour.

Each time a contraction is over, go into relaxation. During a contraction, the uterus is partially deprived of blood and oxygen. Relaxation after the contraction sends a plentiful supply of this life-giving fluid to the uterus. When the body is relaxed, the muscles in the body use a minimum of energy, and oxygen enriched blood reaches the uterus and the baby, ensuring a healthier and alert baby. Also, using the rest periods between contractions to your maximum advantage will not allow tension to build up and accumulate in your body, keeping you relaxed right through.


When a contraction occurs, concentrate on keeping your face relaxed. If you keep your face relaxed, automatically the rest of your body will also become relaxed. Tension anywhere in the body will show on the face.



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