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.
What it means to cope
Techniques and options
Mindset and affirmations
Scripture and prayer
Breathing and vocalization
Relaxation techniques (releasing tension)
Cool down options
Movement and positioning
Pain medication options
Using the techniques that work for you
Changing how you cope as labor progresses, finding your 3 R’s
This is a PDF file that can be downloaded to your computer and cell phone. It can also be printed. It is words-only; there are no pictures or videos with this digital download.