Helpful, Rarely Known Information/Did You Know That:
- Labor contractions start as painless tightening?
Pushing feels good for most women?
- The authentic Lamaze Method raises your Pain Tolerance Level, taking a great deal more pain for a woman even to start even complaining about labor?
- The information in hospital classes and hospital bedside “help” with labor, pushing, birth, and breastfeeding will be mostly non-evidenced based?
- Hospital classes are designed to create compliant, unquestioning patients?
To side-step things in your way to an enjoyable birth, the more information and training you get from evidence-based sources (beware the Internet) the more likely you will be able to consent to or refuse things, ideas, and processes touted as being “JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED.”
A Recommended Reading List is provided on this website. The blog post Choosing a Childbirth Educator has advice about how to seek out quality childbirth-related classes in your community. Finding out among your friends and relatives who have had awesome birth experiences can also point you toward a satisfying birth. Avoiding horror stories of work colleagues, friends, and relatives is a plus! Believing that inside every woman on earth is the courage and inner wisdom to birth and breastfeed perfectly.