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Self-help skills for labour & Birth #2

Breathing
You might breathe really fast or hold your breath when you are frightened. More adrenaline will be released and labour gets more painful.  When you are
breathing slowly it will be easier for you to be calm and relaxed. Also your baby will be supplied with more oxygen. To calm yourself during and between contractions, take a deep breath in through your nose and sigh out slowly (S.O.S.) through your mouth.