Tensing up your body's muscles is a natural response to stress and pain. But did you know that doing so actually causes more pain and stress? If you can learn to a) recognize when you're tensing up, and then b) release the tension, you can reduce the amount of overall pain and stress you feel. Of
Have you ever sat and talked with a friend while you waited and noticed that the time flew by? Have you ever struggled more through a run or gym session when there isn't any music playing? Do you find yourself turning down the radio in your car when you are trying to figure out where you're going?
It wasn't until my third and final birth that I was able to successfully use natural coping techniques to deal with the discomfort and intensity of contractions. The difference, thanks to hindsight, was better preparation during pregnancy and a strong motivation to do things differently after two