Amy’s Top 5 Support Tips For Birth Preparation

Dec 10, 2014 | Health & Wellness

Trust Your Mama-O-Meter (AEM)

Amy’s Top 5 Support Tips For Birth Preparation:

1. Watch Funny Movies! This relaxes your jaw & your mouth which relaxes your pelvic muscles & the mouth of the cervix. Watch movies so funny they make you pee – relaxing is the goal!

2. Enjoy the prospect of breathing softness down and into your cervix. “Softening, ripening, opening” has always been my mantra from 37.5 weeks on. Say it to yourself 3 times. Right before you get up and as you get into bed. Your subconscious is more open to shift then.

3. Close your eyes. Breathe in through your nose & out through your mouth. Breathing in anything you need to nourish and nurture yourself. Breathing out, letting go of one thing you’re holding onto, one thought, one place that’s tight or holding so it can be absorbed and dissolved. Do this twice a day, 10 times.

4. Squat, squat squat. Flat footed squatting opens your pelvis, supports your babe to move down and apply pressure to your cervix. You can lean on a ball or at the foot of your bed. You can also do supported squats with your partner behind you, arms through your armpits.

5. Dance party at your house:). Turn on your favorite music and rock those hips! Your baby’s head is the heaviest part of your baby. Hip circles will help move your baby into helpful alignment for birth & apply pressure to your cervix. The most comfortable thing? Not always, AND it will support your cervix to soften, ripen and open. Helping your cervix be soft will help your contractions work effectively.

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