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You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests that you think she's pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment. ~Dave Barry, "Things That It Took Me 50 Years to Learn"
The natural vulnerability to fear makes a birthing woman easy prey for anyone who, consciously or unconsciously, tries to control her through fear. That is preciesly what happens in chidlbirth all too often, and it happens very easily because our doctors and nurses are filled with fear regarding birth. Partly from the way they were trained, and partly from their hospital experience. As a result, they are hypervigilant for any sign of something going wrong, and their medical procedures are governed by the constant expectation of danger. This kind of fear, and the view of childbirth as a disaster waiting to happen, is catching."
"Traditional societies have always known that labor itself produces an altered state of consciousness. This altered state is created by the endocrine system. Certain hormones released into the bloodstream not only raise a woman's pain threshhold, and therefore naturally dull the perception of pain during contractions, they also make it possible for virtually any woman to birth her baby unasissted, if she has to, even if she is alone and would otherwise be afraid (ex: bomb shelters during war, during natural disasters)."
These are all from Ina May's Guild to Childbirth book;
Contractions are power surges, and each one gets the baby closer to birth.
No fear or hesitation, I can do this, I will not hold back.
Imagine a flower blooming. A huge, beautiful flower opening, and the baby coming out.
Wife to Brian since October 2004, Mama too:
Jakob (May 12th 2004- Feb. 24th 2009 Had Joubert Syndrome RIP)
2 Baby beans lost
Ava Sept 14th 2007, Beaux Oct 3rd 2012
* Tubal reversal December 17th 2010