Over­come breath­less­ness

Mother & Baby (UK) - - BUMP & BIRTH -

Dur­ing your third trimester, pres­sure on your di­aphragm can im­pact on your breath­ing. This deep-breath­ing ex­er­cise, us­ing an acu­pres­sure point, can im­prove how you breathe, re­duc­ing breath­less­ness. Get in the habit of reg­u­larly mak­ing a men­tal check of how you’re breath­ing through­out the day. If you catch your­self feel­ing short of breath, or hold­ing your breath – a com­mon oc­cur­rence when you’re on your phone search­ing for the per­fect pram – use this ex­er­cise to re­store order. Hold your left hand with your right hand, with the right thumb ap­ply­ing pres­sure to the cen­tre of the palm of your left hand. This is an acu­pres­sure point for your di­aphragm and can help you con­nect with your breath­ing and re­lease ten­sion. Close your eyes and breathe gen­tly, fo­cus­ing your at­ten­tion on the palm of your hand. Breathe in for a count of five, pause for a count of two, then breathe out for a count of seven. Swap hands, and re­peat as you press on the point in the cen­tre of your right hand.

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