Our society has robbed us all! The saddest part, it's been replaced with fear.
Fear of pain in childbirth.
So how do we get our power, peace and confidence back?
Honestly, it's simple. Get educated!
The best place to begin is reading Healthy Birth Practice #2, walk, move around and change positions, from Lamaze.
An alternative is to watch this short video.
Here is an acronym to help put things into perspective.
P - purposeful (helps move baby down and out)
A - anticipated (contractions get longer, stronger and closer together as labour progresses)
I - intermittent (our body gives us a break, in healthy birth contractions are not continuous)
N - normal (nothing is wrong, discomfort can be a healthy response to labour and birth)
Healthy mothers-to-be need reassurance that their body is designed to give birth.
It's imperative to understand pain does not always mean suffering.
If you require additional information please do not hesitate to connect.
In addition to CCS and supporting families during their childbearing year Erin is a wife, and mother of three busy children. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, reading, cooking, and globetrotting.