Labor pain management during homebirth

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Labor pain management during homebirth

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The way I handled my pain and labor, contractions without pain medication is basically by keeping calm and staying relaxed. Actually birth is a very spiritual experience, and I think the process starts long before the period of labor. I think you need to take inventory of concerns, fears about birth so you can prepare ahead of time and envision the birth you want. As a Buddhist, I took time to meditate and chant for the birth that I wanted. At the time of my birth, I was using my Buddhist practice as well as deep breathing. I used my glider a lot as well as I walked. All of those techniques really help you stay relaxed and focused on the experience of birth, being present for the birth and getting the job done.

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Stephanie Caspian

Preschool Director and Mom

Stephanie Caspian owns a child-directed preschool and daycare called Maple Tree where they practice nonviolent communication (NVC). She lives in Santa Monica with her husband and three boys. Stephanie is the president of the board of Manhattan Beach Nursery School and an assistant den leader for the Cub Scouts for Boy Scouts of America. Her spiritual practice is Nichiren Buddhism in the Soka Gakkai and she dedicates her spare time to the SGI-USA, an international organization that promotes peace, culture and education in the community.

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