Tips on How to Conceive a Baby Boy
When we are in a stressful situation, we often forgot to be aware about what is happening within our bodies. The anxieties of the moment keep our minds busy on almost everything but our physiological functions. As a result, those functions often become irregular, leaving us in an unhealthy state of being. When we are in this state we have fewer chances to succeed in whatever we try to accomplish.
Breathing is mainly affected by stress. Proper breathing is essential for sustaining life and cleansing inner body systems. By learning proper breathing techniques, stressful situations may be handled better and overall mental and physical health will be improved.
During early labour, it is easy to remain relaxed. If you want to practice relaxation techniques, you have to make sure first that your environment is conducive for relaxation as possible: lights are not so bright, relaxation cd is played, no distractions. This is a good time to begin the relaxation as it will help you develop a good pattern that will stay with you as labour becomes more intense.
Ideal breathing rate: The average adult has a resting respiratory rate of 16 breaths per minute. A relaxed adult breathe at about 5 breaths per minute. You can start to practice breathing slowly at a rate of 5-7 breaths per minute. Do not hold your breath! The air exchange should be continuous and relaxed.
A pregnant woman who follows proper breathing techniques with a pattern or rhythm during her labor, benefits both herself and her baby.
The use of breathing exercises before and after every contraction is important. It is an exaggerated, deep breathing, usually done by breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth. The purposes of this breath are to:
Focus on your breathing when you feel the need to relax or can no longer walk or talk through a contraction. Your breathing should be at a comfortable rate and not cause you to feel short of breath or light-headed.