3 Helpful Tips For An Easier Labour
Healthy habits for your third trimester.
15 June 2017
It is commonly said that the pain of giving birth to a child is comparable to fracturing 20 bones all at the same time... But don't let that freak you out completely! After all, child birth is a perfectly natural thing that women across the world have been experiencing throughout history.
So, to settle your calms and help you prepare for the big day... Here are three things you can do in your third trimester to lessen the pain of labour.
1. Sleep more
According to a study conducted by American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, women who slept for more than 7 hours were in labour for 11 hours lesser than pregnant women who slept for 6 hours or less.
Take that afternoon nap!
2. Strengthen your legs
Squatting is the most important exercise for childbirth. It is recommended to do three sets of 15 squats daily in your ninth month to reduce being in labour by an hour.
3. Eat dates
Dates seem to have a compound that mimics the hormone oxytocin which causes contractions. According to a study by Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology pregnant women who ate dates in their ninth month were less likely to need medication to induce labour than non-date eaters. It is recommended to consume six dates daily.