Here are a variety of relaxation scripts for use during
your pregnancy. They're great tools for practicing relaxation
whenever and wherever you need it.
As always, the more you
practice, the easier it will become to summon relaxation at a moment's
notice. I can't stress enough the importance of learning to
control and release your bodily and mental tension.
will not only serve you during childbirth, but also during the stresses
of daily life. I always used to practice in the evenings
bed. It was the best time for me and really helped me log
the cares of my day and help me to rest peacefully throughout the
night. I always woke rested and refreshed, no matter how hard
previous day had been.
You might find that practicing in the
morning works best for you. There's no wrong or right way -
find what works for you and go with it.
You can read them
yourself, or as a partner activity with your birth companion
(recommended). If you prefer, check out the Audios section to
download the scripts as mp3 files.
Peaceful Waters centers on
fostering the connection between you and your baby, allowing you both
to work together in harmony and peace.
focuses on progressive muscle relaxation involving all your senses.
It uses the imagery of a rose to evoke peace and relaxation.
teaches you to send relaxation through all the parts of your body,
focusing on those areas where you need it most. You'll move
slowly from one area of the body to another, leaving each one
completely tension-free before moving on.