New Parent Checklist: using your breathing

Having a baby is a time of celebration but it can also be a time of adjustment, with an enormous learning curve. New parents can also experience exhaustion and discomfort, as well as anxiety and feelings of being overwhelmed.

Using your breathing is a simple and effective way of feeling calmer and more comfortable and an easier way of settling your baby.

The key to using Relax & Breathe is to keep it simple:

  • slow your breathing
  • relax your muscles – your jaw, your shoulders, your hands, your pelvic floor and your legs and feet
  • allow yourself to de-stress and slow down

These small steps can mean you and your baby are calmer.

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