Stress and pregnancy: The two go together like peanut butter and jelly. No matter how happy you are to be expecting a baby, worries abound. Will you be able to deliver the way you want? Will your baby be healthy? Will your doula be able to make it to the hospital on time? Will you be able to manage the pain? Given the opportunity to dwell on hypotheticals too long, you can whip yourself into a panic attack pretty quick. That's why birth meditation apps can be a helpful option for moms-to-be with a tendency to worry. Thanks to some savvy software developers in partnership with therapists, there are a number of applications that can help you deal with and manage birthing anxiety.
Whether you're looking to incorporate meditation into your actual birth or just prepare for your birth by learning how to be more mindful, these apps can make it easier to keep up with your daily practice.
A few things to consider while perusing this list: Not all birth meditation apps are the same. Some are designed to increase calmness, others to empower. But the fundamental elements of meditation work for everyone, no matter what your path to a healthy birth experience. And having this ancient wisdom at your fingertips means you're a lot more likely to use it.