Ever since MAN started “helping” WOMAN birth her babies, women have had a major problem: Men deciding what will make birth better for women. Men decided we would birth better against gravity by keeping us on our backs in the “stranded beetle” position.
A quick stroll through the aisles of the baby department in stores today amazes me. Just the other day saw “special” soap to get milk stains out of baby bottles. It is not like it is spaghetti sauce, and when we talk about breast milk, it rinses off and out of everything. Formula will stain the couch, the carpet and the cat… but a special soap?
Choosing your childbirth educator is as important as choosing your baby’s birth place and the midwife or doctor you select to be in attendance when your baby is born. Yet, many couples register for a course without prior knowledge of what to look for in an instructor or class, and that shopping-around can greatly affect the quality of their birth experience for them and baby.
Here are some popular myths you might have heard from a friend, in another birthing class, on social media, on TV, in a movie or simply something you might be apprehensive about. Unfortunately, there are a myriad myths and misbeliefs about Lamaze floating around. Read on to have these myths busted!