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Healthy pregnancy by Lynn Huggins-Cooper, Infinite Ideas

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19. Relax – this won’t hurt a bit!

You’ll need to know how to get a good night’s sleep. Try resting and relaxation through the day – at work or at home.

Learning how to relax is of vital importance when you are pregnant. It can help you to cope with labour pains and to manage the demands of a new baby.

Many people do not know how to relax, and learning how is vital to your physical – and emotional – wellbeing. There are many different forms of relaxation techniques which are suitable for pregnancy and can help both of you deal with the stresses of your day.

Deep Breathing

Rhythmic, focused breathing can ease tension and lower your heart rate. Practise breathing in and out slowly, through your nose. Put your hand on your stomach to feel ...

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