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October 5th, 2008, 09:15 PM
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Washington State
let them know that if you need them to stop doing something or START doing something they just need to DO it.
My biggest problem with my mom during my first birth is that wasn't really "in-tune" with me and thought the best idea was to talk to me during contractions to "distract me". But that just made it SOOOOOO hard to concentrate on relaxing. It was seriously stressing me out, but I couldn't articulate a sentence to tell her to stop. Luckily my midwife realized it and told her to shut up! lol
Tell them to follow your cues. If you get super quiet during contractions, they need to shut up and let you focus. If you are chatting and talking, take that as a sign that you want interaction. Does that make sense?
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