Pleasure can be found in movement and birth can be more enjoyable when attended to with care and respect. In this episode, Debra navigates how comfort during labor and childbirth is crucial and breaks down different techniques that can help you have a more pleasant experience. She stresses how the environment in a birthing room can affect birth and points out the importance of using balls during labor and finding positions that help you lean forward. Tune in and learn how to find movement, comfort, and pleasure in labor!
In this episode:
The Best-Kept Secret! Pleasure can be found in movement and birth can be more enjoyable when attended to with care and reverence Oxytocin is important for labor and can help with contractions, but it's also important to rest and alternate activity with rest Make sure to find the three Rs in labor: relaxation, rhythm, and ritual Key Takeaways: Birth can be enjoyed more when attended to with touch, song, dance, ritual, and other elements of comfort The key to finding comfort during labor is to find positions that help you lean forward and to keep your knees lower than your hips When you're in labor, you'll be leaning in many different directions, and your baby will take the scenic route that's their personality. Don't feel guilty if you're sitting in good posture! There are many ways to get oxytocin going during labor, including using round balls or peanut balls If you are the partner laboring, it is important to be aware of your partner's rhythms and affirmations, as well as your own Tweetable Quotes: “We want to make labor a little bit more fun and bring a little bit more sexy, loving, sacred energy to birth.” - Debra Pascali Bonaro