How I Survived Labor

how i survived labor

Have you ever wondered how to survive labor without medication? Women tend to fear labor because they know there will be a tremendous amount of pain involved. If you’ve never had a baby before, you have no idea what to expect and that can scare you all the more. Maybe I’m just weird, but I was so excited for labor. Go ahead, call me crazy! I thought it was going to be the most beautiful and amazing experience and I was so excited for it. Maybe that was the trick. Maybe because I had such a positive attitude about the event, that I was somehow able to block the pain. Trust me, there was pain, a whole lot of pain. I did some crying, but I enjoyed it. In my head, it was a happy pain. Here are some things that worked for me during labor.

  1. Positive Attitude
  2. Use a yoga ball or peanut ball. That significantly helped speed up my labor.
  3. Close your eyes and focus on your breathing during contractions
  4. It might sound stupid, but give yourself pep talks. “I can do it, I can do it, Just breath.”
  5. Pray. Just simply talk to God during labor