Have you ever heard before that dancing helps pregnant women relax and makes birth easier? If never before, take a read here and try yourself once (all you soon-to-be-moms), and if it really works, let’s spread the message to help all those soon-to-be-moms.
Women going into labor is one of the most agonizing experiences in their life but this doctor claims to have discovered an effective form of pain relief – dancing. Meet the doctor who gets pregnant women dancing as they go into labor.
Dr Fernando Guedes da Cunha became an Internet sensation in August last year when a video of him dancing with a woman in labor to ‘Despacito’ at his hospital, Unimed Vitória, went viral.
The doctor, who was dubbed as the ‘dancing doc’, claims busting some moves helps his patients relax and makes birth easier. What’s more, the technique is grounded in science and research says it does help.
Yes, given the difficult and painful situation, it might be the last thing on the mind of most soon-to-be moms to go do that but videos of Dr Fernando Guedes da Cunha moving and shaking with pregnant women on the maternity ward have proven a hit online.
The hilarious video has garnered a large number of views as people flocked to find out about his new technique. He has posted on Instagram and it has also proved a hit with over hundreds of thousand of followers watching him shimmy, squat and move his hips with his patients on the maternity ward.
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It is said that childbirth often last around eight hours and sometimes much longer, but studies have found women who moved about had shorter childbirths. It is said that movement when in labor can speed the process along and also help ease labor pains. Meanwhile, experts have suggested that a woman doesn’t have to be in bed when in labor but to get up and move around.