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breathing

So now that im 38 weeks im starting to get nervous about labor. I didnt take any classes and im wondering if i should have. Im a first time mom. Does anyone have any suggestions on breathing techniques that will help?
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ditto sort of freaking out now
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I took classes they were a waist of time all they taught us was about medication during labour... just breath and trust ur body  
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Thank you :) i think i got this. I have been very calm about everything so far. I still dont really feel pregnant or like im going to have a child due in 12 days lol my pregnancy has been very easy going.
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Two basic breathing techniques. Practice both as much as possible. Breath in and out through nose for both. First is to relax between contractions breath in to a count of 5 and out to a count of 6. During contractions breath in and out to a count of 10 each
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If you YouTube prenatal yoga they show you a lot of breathing techniques, plus yoga helps to prepare your body for birth
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i didnt take classes bexause i thought it would psych me out. u need to b calm during ur labor so that if u go natural ur hormones will be a natural.pain killer, otherwise if u r freaking out it will b more difficult. i feel like knowing too.much isnt good bc i had no idea for the first so i was fine. now i know what to expext so im like payching myself out!!!! gl!
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With my first, I took Lamaze. I enjoyed the class but my husband treated it as a joke. I can't say I used any of the techniques I learned. Just do what feels right in the moment. I don't know why, but I tapped my forehead and counted to 5 over and over during contractions. You will find your own way to relax. Don't fight your body. I'm not nervous at all. It's going to hurt really f-ing bad but you'll have a baby in the end and you'll be ready to do it all over again.
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Hopefully you will have an awesome nurse that will keep you on point. My last nurse was Great! I started hyperventilating and she got me back on track.
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2nd time around and with 9 days to go I am nervous.. I thought of be right my first baby was natural,.drug free. I should feel confident

The ladies above are right though. You need to trust your body. Centre yourself. I told myself that every contraction is closer to holding our bub...

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