The importance of perineal massage during pregnancy.

La importancia de masaje perineal durante el embarazo.
Perineal massage during pregnancy is a technique that involves massaging and stretching the perineal area, which is the region between the vagina and the anus. This technique is usually performed in the last weeks of pregnancy and has been used to help prevent perineal tears during childbirth. Here are some reasons to consider the importance of perineal massage during pregnancy:

  • Reducing the risk of tears: One of the main benefits of perineal massage is the reduction of the risk of perineal tears during vaginal birth. By gently massaging and stretching the perineal tissue, you can increase the flexibility and elasticity of the area, which can make it easier for the baby to come out and decrease the likelihood of tearing.
  • Vaginal birth preparation: Perineal massage can help expectant mothers feel more prepared for the vaginal birth process. This can increase confidence and a sense of control during labour.
  • Tension relief: Many women experience tension in the perineal area during pregnancy, and perineal massage can help relieve this tension and associated discomfort.
  • Promoting blood circulation: Gentle perineal massage can increase blood circulation to the area, which can promote healthy and supple tissues.
  • Connecting with the body: Perineal massage allows women to connect more deeply with their own body and become familiar with the sensations in the perineal area. This can be beneficial during labour, as women can become more aware of how to effectively relax and stretch this area.

   It is important to note that perineal massage should be done carefully and gently. Here are some tips on how to perform perineal massage safely, starting in the 34th week of pregnancy:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly before you begin.
  • Use a lubricant, such as Weleda sweet almond oil, to make the massage more comfortable.
  • Always consult with your healthcare professional or midwife before beginning perineal massage to make sure it is safe for your specific situation.
  • Perineal massage should be gentle and should not cause pain. If you feel discomfort, you should stop immediately.
   Ultimately, perineal massage is an optional technique that some women choose to use as part of their preparation for childbirth. Not all women need or want to do it, and it is important that you feel comfortable with any decisions you make regarding your pregnancy and birth.

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Tribu Naturals