BBL 161: How to Stay In Control During Childbirth

Losing control during labor and birth is one of the #1 worries I hear from pregnant moms. Today I share what happens during labor and why you might get "out of control" - and what you can do to let go of that fear… and feel confident about your upcoming labor and birth!

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Topics I Cover in This Podcast:

  • What does "out of control" mean during labor
  • How negative pictures about birth in Hollywood are programming your brain (and what to do about it)
  • Why getting into a state of "flow" during birth helps you handle labor
  • Which choices help you stay calm and in control (and which ones don't)
  • Physical preparation is important - but don't neglect THIS if you want to feel confident about labor
  • What to do when you just want to scream for the pain meds
  • How you can actually practice before labor begins (and how that helps you stay in control from the first contraction to the last)
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Things Mentioned on This Week's Podcast:

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