Fear of the unknown is natural.
Most first-time mothers are ecstatic to find out they are expecting, but as their due date approaches, many fear the unknown. They fear the pain of childbirth, the birth experience itself, or being a parent.
Parents don’t know what to expect.
Unfortunately, fear of childbirth and parenting can produce negative outcomes for mother and child. Women who fear childbirth perceive more pain and have worse birth experiences than those who do not.
What can you do to help ease the fear of childbirth?
Mindfulness is one technique that many are using to calm fears of childbirth and parenting.
The results of a recent study released May 2017 by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison show that mindfulness training helps first-time mothers have better birth experiences.
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