Only Afircan and Asian women scream during childbirth
The other night we had a family over for dinner who had recently moved here from Africa. The husband just finished his nursing degree and his wife is due to give birth any minute so the subject of child birth naturally came up. They asked me about my experience and I recounted my story of having my daughter naturally. I laughed and said I was suprised no one called the police thinking I was being ripped apart in here (I had her at home) because I was screaming so loudly.
At that point the man's eyes got wide and he interrupted saying "wait! I thought only African and Asian women screamed during childbirth." I laughed and asked hiim what made him think that? He replied that it's what he was taught in nursing school and it was even in his text book.
The only births he had seen here in Canada (while finishing his nursing program)were women who had epidurals, while in Africa he had only seen natural births. So, the only women he heard scream while giving birth were African women. Thus he never questioned what he had learned.
Has anyone else ever heard that? Am I the only woman of European descent to scream during childbirth? lol