« An obstetrician will deliver better maternity care, overall, than a midwife or family doctor | Main | Birth is about Making Moms Too »

February 22, 2009

Comments

Amy Lawson

Great post!
Even with techniques like hypno-birthing it still usually hurts like heck and that's okay!
I for one have no success with any meditative kind of stuff and do much better with a 'tough it out' approach. And that's fine!
Whatever works!!!!

Kat

Thanks, and I agree, whatever works! And it was SO much easier the second time when I KNEW it was going to hurt like heck. The third time I thought, WOW!!!!!!!!, I don't remember it being this hard, but then those good birthing hormones kicked in and all was well.

Terra Jones

I couldn't have said it better myself. I have quite a few friends having their 2nd babies soon and all got an epidural the first time around (I did and ended up in an emergency c/s...had a natural VBAC in August) I tell them this in hopes that they'll understand this 'pain' and know that it's a good pain

Kat

Thanks! Congrats on your VBAC!

Mom on the web

My last few births were pain free until transition and they were natural.

All this thanks to a great book:
"The joy of natural childbirth"

The comments to this entry are closed.