Okay, so this woman is clearly really jazzed about her breathing. You might not think at all about how you will breathe during labour.......but let me tell you why you should!
First let's be clear, I am talking about patterned, intentional breathing, paying close attention to your breath, not the automatic kind that we are doing right now. There are soooooo many patterned breathing techniques that you can Google and practice. Here are just a few examples:
-inhale 3, exhale 6
The great news is, the best technique is the one that works best for you! They all help, no one method is superior to the other. So how does patterned breathing help in labour exactly?
The key is practice, explore different techniques and choose the one that feels the most natural to you. Your Doula can help with this. Then practice! Practice alone, practice with your support persons, practice during stressful pregnancy moments, so when you are in labour, you have already mastered the technique that helps calm and focus you. You won't regret it.