Sunday, March 7, 2010

Labor Tips from Michelle Duggar: What is your Opinion?

Michelle Duggar, mother of 19, has been pregnant for nearly 12 years of her life! So what can the rest of us learn from her? The following suggestions are not just for women. It is also important for men to know how to help their wives during labor. Even if you are not planning on having children, these tips can be mentally stored for later on in life or can be passed on to a friend.

Here are some ways Michelle Duggar increases her comfort during labor:
  • Apply Tiger Balm onto the lower back 
  • Lie on the couch with a hot pad on the lower back
  • Don't just lie in bed during contractions. If possible, move around. Michelle Duggar has learned to move with her labor.
  • Try not to raise your voice during contractions. A midwife taught Michelle to "moan lie a cow" instead.
  • Relax; don't tighten up your face or other muscles during contractions. 
What do you think about these tips? Do you have anything to add? 

Labor tips collected from The Duggars: 20 and Counting (Howard Books)

1 comment:

  1. Michelle Duggar is no doubt an expert on labor and on babies. It is so wonderful to hear her labor tips. After all, she has gone through over a dozen natural births!


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