"Rhythmic breathing during labour maximises the amount of oxygen available to you and your baby. Using relaxation techniques, including breathing, has also been linked to a reduced likelihood of assisted birth and caesarean." Babycenter.com
However did you know that you can also use the same breath to mitigate and reduce the pain? There is an ancient breathing system that women have used for thousands of years long before anaesthetic, epidurals, gas and air etc were available that allowed the birthing process to be one of greater ease and comfort than the standard current advice allows. It is the same technique that allowed Breath for Life teacher Ben Wolff to have 1 hour 30 minute root canal work without any outside pain relief or injection. Something that can manage that level of pain intensity naturally, calmly and easily is worth knowing whether its the midwife or the dentist that you're seeing! If you'd like to know how to do it, join us for the pain management, reduction and relief session on Sunday 15 May.