Get your guide to coping with contractions by adding the free PDF below to your cart. It will be emailed to you. Download it to your phone and/or computer. Print it out and practice the techniques. Take this with you in labor.
What do you think of when you hear coping with contractions? Let’s talk about what it means to cope.
Verb (a verb is an action word)
Definition: (of a person) deal effectively with something difficult
So, why do I call it coping with contractions? You are doing an action right now. You sought education. You’re gaining education right now. You are planning. You are preparing. You are not passive. You are not intending to do nothing or go in unprepared. You are learning how to and practicing how to cope with a contraction. Coping is a positive action. Learning how to cope is an act of preparing for this birth. Labor is hard. Having a baby is hard no matter how you do it. Actively coping means you’re doing something to work through the journey you’re walking through one contraction at a time. I’m proud of you investing the time to learn these things and practice these methods throughout the rest of your pregnancy. There are many ways to cope with a contraction. You will find what works for you in that moment. These methods are simply tools in your toolbox of options.
Choose what is right for you. You have options. You have choices. Whether you want to go all natural or you definitely want the epidural, this is for you. Keep an open mind. Practice the natural techniques during pregnancy. Get familiar with this handout. Have it beside you as you labor. You may prefer different coping methods at different points. Go over this with your husband/partner and your doula.
We’re going to go over several different areas of coping with contractions.
Mindset and affirmations
Scripture and prayer
Distraction from the pain
Breathing and vocalization
Cool down options
Movement and positioning
Pain medication options
Download your free PDF handout by adding it to your cart. Save it on your phone and computer. Print it out. Get some practice. You’re going to do great!
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