Author: DavidTipakov

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Breathing Techniques For Labor

For some women, relaxation is sufficient for dealing with the sensations of labor. Others need additional coping strategies. This article will cover specific breathing patterns. The following subsection will present additional tools that con...

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Exercises for the Pregnant to Relieve Discomfort

The following exercises are deigned to provide relief for specific discomforts. Become familiar with them, so that you can use them when necessary. Rib Cage Stretch Benefits: Relieves tension in the upper body. Helps...

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Perineal Massage to Avoid Episiotomy

Just as you prepare your muscles for delivery by toning them through exercise, you should also prepare your perineum for the stretching required to accommodate the baby’s head. Perineal preparation is especially important if...

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Kegel Exercises During Pregnancy

The Kegel (pronounced KEE gull) exercises are named after Dr. Arnold Kegel, the doctor who developed them. They are designed to restore or improve pelvic floor muscle tone and to increase control over those...

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Conditioning Exercises for the Pregnant

Conditioning exercises are designed to improve the muscle tone of specific areas—in this case, those areas involved in childbirth—and to relieve tension and minor discomforts. Do all of the following exercises slowly and smoothly;...

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Sustained Exercises for the Pregnant

If you have not been exercising, then begin with an activity such as walking. Walking is an excellent exercise for pregnant women. A brisk walk of 15 to 20 minutes each day helps develop...