I did, I swore and moaned and did a lot of those things. I'm sure I was freaking out the other moms! However, I was having back labor, and my son's position was especially weird. His head was tilted, and the way his cord was wrapped around his torso, we ended up with an emergency c-section. Not all women scream. Most of the births I've attended, including ones without pain medication, have not involved screamig, even while pushing. Try not to worry yourself, or freak yourself out! Arm yourself with knowledge, be flexible (you and the baby may have very different birth plans; I know DS had something totally different in mind for me!), and get lots of support! A doula can be wonderful!
at 3:31 AM on Feb. 5, 2011