Relaxation and birth visualization techniques

flexible time right now, as your body adjusts and adapts to the hormones which guide you through contractions...Anything that needs a certain settling to help you feel that everything is in place for you now...can occur...spontaneously as your baby settles deeper and deeper down inside you, _______, as if you are creating a settlement in a way...a safe and secure settling into family. You can, _______, feel the baby guiding you into family now.

To personalize: Use your husband's name and the names of your labor assistants or friends who will be present at the birth.

Also include any suggestions that reflect your experience in making a family. Refer to your birth inventory for including your specific concerns. This may include fitting in another child and the development of satisfying sibling relationships, especially if your own sibling relationships were problematic in your childhood. An example of a positive metaphor for sibling adjustment might be the welcoming of another kitten into a litter, emphasizing how kittens adjust, adapt and snuggle together from birth. Develop your own metaphor as needed for your specific family situation and write it in the space below

Then another contraction's coming, guiding you into that basket of family, right for you now, _______, a beautifully woven basket completely ready, completing itself in ways that might even delight or surprise you as you get closer and closer to your baby being born... But then another contraction is coming and going and going and coming, always crashes and splashes, and releasing and bringing the baby down so that you can hold in your arms

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