Childbirth is known for being a special experience for surrogate mothers. Although every surrogate mother has given birth before, it’s hard not to be anxious as your baby’s due date nears. To set your mind at ease, here’s some advice on how you, as a surrogate mother, can prepare.
Breath regulation helps release tension during childbirth. In the earlier stages of labor, you should take slow, rhythmic breaths before transitioning to quicker breaths. During contractions, be sure to inhale and exhale fully, even though your breaths will be fast (about one every 2 to 3 seconds). Try to maintain a steady tempo while breathing.
Focusing your senses elsewhere can help lessen your perception of pain. Turn your thoughts to anything that gives you joy, be it your partner, a happy memory, or something else entirely. Visualize yourself in a peaceful environment and listen to music, crickets chirping, or other relaxing noises.