Birth Preparation – Step 2
Step 1 done! On to Step 2!
So you’re fully read up and have a good foundation to begin getting into the nitty gritty. Time to turn your attention to early labour and give you some information, tools and empowerment for this phase of labour.
While every woman is different and no two labours are the same, here is a list and some informations about what signs to expect when early labour begins.
The number 1 word of advice for this stage is: REST, WEE, STAY HYDRATED AND EAT LITTLE AND OFTEN. See this stage as the preparation for the vision quest that you’re about to embark on, where you fuel your body ready for your journey.
Here’s what to look out for!
The truth is, you don’t need any of these tools and to some extent we have convinced ourselves that unless we have the playlist made, the snacks in the cupboard and birthing pool filled, we can’t do it!
Well let me tell you, you can do it and here are some additional tools to go with your innate wisdom that lives within you – like your breath!
Breath is going to be your best friend and companion during labour and guess what, it’s free!
In early labour it’s all about slow and steady. In through the mouth and out through the nose. Slow and steady, Eddie!
It doesn’t matter if meditation isn’t your thing. This is a great tool to go inwards and support you through early labour. You don’t have to be a buddhist monk to do it.
Just pop it on your head phones or lie down and get comfy but allow your mind to drift off.
However your labour unfolds, seamless, beautiful, messy and juicy it’s important for you to know what you might encounter, what questions you will need answers for and generally ensure you’re fully equipped for all eventualities now matter what.