Bradley Method on How to Time Contractions

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Timing contractions is one of the most important parts of going into labor. It is something that can tell you a lot about being in labor and how close you are to giving birth. With the Bradley method, you will use a special method to time your contractions.

Start by relaxing every muscle in your body. This is the most important step. You should also massage the area in the back or the abdomen that hurts the worse. Along with this, you should work on your breathing. Make sure that it is calm and steady. This is a great way to relax and will help make sure that you and the baby are getting the right amount of oxygen.

Timing-contractions-is-one-of-the-most-important-parts-of-going-into-laborWhen you are having contractions, they may last between 70 and 90 minutes. When they are this length and there is only a minute or two in between them, dilation will be near 7 to 10. During this period of time, relaxation is the most important.

To time your contractions in order to determine how close you are to giving birth, you will need to time how long each contraction is and how long the rest period is in between them. By having this information, you will be able to know when you need to start pushing and how close you are to the end of your pregnancy.

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