Pregnant and about to give birth? Doula Lucy Lou shares five tips to make your labour easier.
Having a baby is a wonderfully exciting thing. And while it's true you won't be able to avoid pain during labour, there are five things you can do to make your experience just that little bit better.
- Be well-educated before labour commences and know what your preferences are
- Use gravity and movement
- Empty your bladder every two hours to make it easier for baby to enter the birth canal
- Create a calm environment to ensure you are in a calm headspace
- Keep hydrated. Take a sip of water between every contraction