Transition-Active Birthing Mindful Breathing (dilating 8-10cm)
• Strong surges, 1-3 minutes apart, lasting 50-90 seconds.
• Frequent surges are double or triple peaking and feeling a premature urge to push – resist and breathe.
• Body temperature fluctuations - hot during surges, cold between surges.
• Hiccuping, vomiting, leg cramps and severe backache are common.
• Use relaxation to prevent those.
• This is the shortest part of labor, but it is the most intense.
• KEEP CALM BREATHE SLOWLY and DEEPLY
• Complete self-focus.
• Wants constant companionship.
• Overwhelmed and needs encouragement to keep focus.
• Irritability easily helped by relaxation.
• Difficulty concentrating.
• Needs reminders and support in keeping focus and perspective.
• Remain calm; this is the most important part
Role of Dad and/or Support Person
• Give counterpressure to sides of lower back.
• Nipple stimulation.
• Active touching, sexual stimulation, kissing
• Keep focus on Birth breathing
• Responsible for the outside to let her remain focused
• Keep focused on the breathing
• Remain calm; help her by keeping calm, non-chalant, exhibit mature behavior.
• Use eye contact to keep her focused.
• Reassure her that the baby birth is near.