Anything great I will ever do is going to be hard. That's what makes it great.
Pain is temporary. Quitting is forever.
What God has planned for us is way more important than what we plan for ourselves= this means having children is much more important than the projects I think are good and that consume my time
What are the obstacles I am going to face and how am I going to face it.
Bag. Lanolin. Earphones. Phone charger. Birth plan. Vaseline for nose. Nursing pads. Flip flops. Baby name book
Labor at home as long as I can
Walk. Pg 236 what to when water breaks.
Go in when surges are 3-4.5 minutes apart
Sleep breathing -123 -lots of oxygen is good. 1-4 in 1-8 out. Put hands on belly and lower chest. Hands should fold in on each other.
Slow breathing. -124- do it daily. Breath in and out a long as possible. Use during each surge. Full belly like a inner balloon. Long slow breaths. 1-10 in. 11-20 out. Keep body limp. Not stuff.
IMAGINE A BIG RED STOP SIGN EVERY TIME YOU GET AN UNWANTED THOUGHT AS YOUR BREATHING AND RELAXING
Birth breathing - 127-
Progressive relaxing -133 - deep breath in. Then out do 5,4,3.2.1. Relaxing each one of your body.
---lean on Darren. Middle school dance. Or hold on to counter or bed. Rock back and forth. Face wall.
Disappearing letters. Easiest. Easy to fall asleep too. Breath in. Then out aaa PAUSE Bbb PAUSE ccc.
Light touch massage. Also in elbows and arms.
Visualize cervix opening. Flower opening.
1. Engagement night
2. Toby as a puppy and memories
Rainbow relaxation. 139- every day. In different places. D read to me even if shorter. D strike hand or arm in a soft upward motion. Practice on page 142
The mind can only hold one thought at a time so don't entertain negative thoughts
Natural childbirth is like a marathon. You have to train for it. Or you will quit in the moment.
Take comfy clothes to labor in.
Drink lots. To hydrate and keep you going potty. Which will help your pelvic muscles relax on toilet