Coping with contractions
This is a guide to use during the second half of pregnancy to help you prepare and take with you during labor. You can highlight or make notes for your support team. You can use this on your own, with a partner, or with your doula. It has dozens of tips and tricks for coping with contractions and comfort measures during birth.
- mindset and affirmations
- scripture and prayer (if that's something you want)
- breathing and vocalization
- relaxation techniques
- cool down options
- movement and positioning
- counter pressure
- and pain medication options
NOTE: This is for all types of labor: natural and unmedicated AND/OR with an epidural or other pain meds. KNOW your options. CHOOSE what is right for you.
This is a PDF file that can be downloaded to your computer and cell phone. It can also be printed. It is 18 pages long. It is words-only; there are no pictures or videos with this digital download.
*** Please note this is for individual use only. This is not for distribution by birth professionals or facilities. If you are a birth professional or women's healthcare facility, see the Christian Birth and Breastfeeding Professionals page for options to purchase this item for use with students/clients/patients.