There are few things more exciting than growing another human being inside of you. But with excitement, comes stress. (The nursery isn’t ready! My OB-GYN is booked for the next three months!) Here, 5 meditation techniques to help you find peace throughout this exhilarating process (including labor), whether you’re a meditation newbie or om expert.
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Try Deep Belly Meditation
Place your hands on your belly, gently cradling the baby. Observe the sensations felt beneath your hands. (Do you feel warmth? Movement?) Breathe slowly, in and out. (If your mind wanders off, breathe deeper into your belly.) If a thought arises, let it float away, as if it were a cloud in the sky.
Try doing this for five minutes each day, gradually adding more time each week.
Related: 10 Prenatal Yoga Poses
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