Benefits of vocalizing during labor 💫
Free expression of sound can help to alleviate discomfort. Releasing both sound and discomfort.
It goes hand in hand with the breathe work of labor, allowing for long slow exhale that helps to relieve anxiety and release tension.
It promotes a mind body connection, as you vocalize you connect to how it impacts the sensations of labor.
It can be a freeing release of inhibitions, finding your most primal self and surrendering to the wild power of birth.
It’s like Ina May says… open mouth, open cervix 🙃
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The Power of Sound
Often times as labor becomes more intense, mothers become more vocal. Slow deep breathes are replaced by the powerful and primal sounds of labor.
Low moans, deep growls, and guttural howls fill the room and the power of the birthing body is undeniable.
Sometimes labor sounds are more high pitched, a gasp or scream… maybe even a curse word here and there.
Its important and helpful to keep sounds low and guttural. Your birth team can help redirect sounds or even chime in and vocalize with you.
Practicing before labor can be a fun exploration and you can attune to how low,deep sounds resonate in your lower body and create a sense of openness and relaxation. Then when birthing day arrives you can tap back into that primal force behind your voice and roar your baby out.
Were you vocal during labor? Did it help? Share your story below 💜
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A doula is like a trail guide.
Familiar with the path she keeps you hiking through the hard parts, knowing the view at the end is incredible.
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A doula can be an amazing addition to your birth team. Doulas work with you prenatally to prepare mind, body, and spirit for the birth of your baby. They offer continuous support in labor for both the laboring mother and her partner… and can support you during the postpartum season. Doulas and midwives have different roles but the collaboration can really provide a supported and empowered experience for the whole family.
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