I'm not pregnant, now, but I was just watching something where there was a pregnant girl and all these moms were telling her how terrible labor is, how terrible the first few months are, how bad this and that are, etc. It kills me when people do that! I had people in my family telling me I'd never make it through labor without drugs (even women who never had kids!), but oh boy did I show them! And I was in labor for almost 70 hours! Why can't moms just reassure first time moms by telling them something like, "Yes, labor can be painful, but it's not bad for everyone," or "Yes, adjusting to being a mom is hard at first, but you figure out what works for you," and stuff like that? Why do people try to scare first time moms?!
Wasn't sure where to post this! Sorry if it being here bugs someone!
It has probably got a lot to do with our culture. We run to hospitals (designed for sick people, birth is not an illness) with their expensive machinery, and see surgeons (OBs) when a "normal birth" attendant (midwife) would likely be a better match. We sell ourselves short with our forfeit of control and our confidence erodes...
Around the world now and throughout history, birth has been a normal part of life, not a scary emergency.
I guess that these Scarers are a product of their culture. :-(
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