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Practicing Labor Coping Skills: Visualizations & Breathing
INTIMATE, LIVE ONLINE GROUP CLASS
Breathing techniques during labor are typically used to bring the birthing person’s focus away from the sensation or pain that they are experiencing and to bring focus toward their breath, which allows our brains to experience our labor sensations as less painful or uncomfortable. They may also contribute to anxiety reduction and a greater sense of calm during labor. In this class, we’ll introduce you to and practice several different breathing techniques for labor which may help to reduce your pain during labor.
Guided visualization is a technique used to help you focus your imagination in a proactive and positive way. MRI studies have shown that guided imagery changes the way that the brain perceives pain. Guided visualizations are used to reduce stress, anxiety, tension and decrease pain. During guided visualization your partner or doula will help you imagine either a beautiful or relaxing place or will help you to imagine and visualize the process of labor and what is happening in your body to help you birth your baby. Support people can read or say these visualizations aloud or you can play pre-recorded visualizations on a device to help shift how you perceive pain during labor.
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$10. 60mins. Recorded class. Giving birth by cesarean or, interested in information on positive cesareans just in case? This class will give expectant parents options to consider as they get ready for the healthiest birth.