Getting your body back into shape after pregnancy can feel like an impossible task. But, the first thing you need to know and be convinced of is that your body has been through a monumental task and succeeded beautifully, give it some credit!
Whether you are giving birth for the first time or the fourth, it’s a good idea to consider all your options and decide on a birthing situation that will benefit you the best. For some women, this means a hospital birth. You have immediate access to experts and equipment in a hospital, even if it isn’t the prettiest surroundings. Other women prefer to be in the comfort of their homes. This article gives you a brief overview of birthing options to discuss further with your midwife.
Ever wonder how well you’ll do when you go into active labor? Will you have a spontaneous natural birth? Will you want or need the epidural? How far will you get before it gets hard?
TENS units are now available in the US. TENS stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator. Since the 1970’s women in the UK and Canada have been using TENS units for pain management during childbirth. In fact, in the UK nearly 1 in 5 women have used TENS in their labor. Today women have more access than ever to them and are including them in their comfort measures plan. TENS can be a terrific, low-risk option for you and your birth no matter what type of birth you choose. It’s completely natural and perfectly safe for mothers and their babies.
TENS is a handheld, battery-operated device, that delivers mild electrical impulses through the skin as a safe non-drug method of pain control in labor.