There’s a joke that giving birth is like sh…ing a watermelon. That’s really an exaggeration. Giving birth is like sh…ing a grapefruit. That’s big enough! There’s an old adage that ‘women will stretch’ … some will and all will be well. Others will not stretch successfully and be damaged for life. Others will tear and heal fine. Others will tear and be damaged for life. Which one will you be? We have got to get real about the 2nd stage of labor. You don’t want your baby to suffer from you having a tight vagina. You don’t want to suffer in your own body because your soft tissue of your vagina was so tight that your vagina, possibly bladder or rectum and you were damaged for life.
The birth of your child is one of the most amazing life experiences … both in its positive and negative qualities. We can reduce a great deal of some of the negative by preparing our pregnant body to become a birthing body as part of our childbirth preparation. Prepare our vagina for 2nd stage of labor is essential as part of your birth preparation. Your vagina is your baby’s birth canal.
Listen to the Internal Work audio in the Birthing Better Childbirth Preparation Online Course. The audio will instruct your partner how to do the preparation from 32 weeks onward. The audio will alos guide you to do the Internal Work for yourself. It takes between 5-15min/day or two. You can both reduce damage to your birth canal, shorten 2nd stage and protect your baby’s well being.
It’s more than …
The Internal Work in Birthing Better Childbirth Preparation is not the same as perineal massage. Perineal massage only stretches the small amount of skin between your Vjayjay and your rectum. Instead you have to soften and make pliable all the soft tissue inside your birth canal … and that includes the muscles that you can tighten up right now. Are you familiar with your ability to tighten up inside your vagina? If you’re not familiar with how to tighten up (which hinders your baby’s efforts to come down, through and out your vagina) then you have no hope to learn how to soften and open this part of your body. Try doing these things:
- Tighten up your rectum … those are some of the muscles inside your baby’s birth canal.
- Draw the bones you sit on together … those are other internal muscles
- Pull your butt muscles together … those are others.
Because our baby feels SO BIG when its coming through this soft tissue, it’s instinctive and intuitive to tighten up down there and pull back unless you’ve prepared thoroughly. You must learn to soften and stretch all those muscles and the soft tissue inside that is not ‘muscle’.
You’ve probably heard about the ‘ring of fire’. Imagine that this intense stretching and burning sensation can be reduced by your preparation before hand! Preparing your baby’s birth canal is also essential in keeping your bony pelvis open, helps your cervix to dilate and keeps your pelvis mobile … but that’s another story.