for natural childbirth? I’m interested. I’m interested in it to an extent. That extent might mean that I’m only in labor for under 5 hours. I think 5 hours might be the point where I say screw it. I’m a lady of standards. However, my sister (the one who just miracle birthed my nephew in like 2.5 seconds,) lent me her “hypnobirthing” book. I have another “friend” on fb who I’ve seen is a hypnobirth coach. So, I’m interested. However, I began to read this book and wonder if this person had ever actually birthed a human being before?
|Glammy, miracle fast baby Kellen, and G$ giving him a kiss|
She has all of these words to replace the typical words. Like “birth breathing” instead of pushing. “Uterine waves” instead of contractions. I am to close my eyes when having one of these waves so that my partner knows that I’m experiencing it (as I visualize a rosebud opening) and my partner is to stroke my arm while repeating some phrases on a card that you need to buy extra because the phrases aren’t printed in this book… just a supplement. (Please note there is also a supplement that has the words “rainbow reading” or some other sort of nonsense in the title.) So I told Ben this and had him stroke my arm. I didn’t feel relaxed at all. Then I thought back to my previous experience of my baby ripping himself from my insides (the pain coming from my lack of knowledge, obvi… and from my own birth story) and my eyes were indeed closed during those “waves” of uncomfortableness. They weren’t closed when Ben calmly asked me while I was writhing in pain on the bed, “Do you think you’re having contractions?”
|The face of drugs. Look how tired I am already?|
What he SHOULD have said is, “I see from your eyes being closed and your visioning that you are experiencing a uterine wave. I will stroke your arm while this happens. I’m sure this isn’t painful because you have knowledge. Also because you are envisioning your rose bud opening.”
I have a list of a few other books from a friend that I’m going to read. I’m beginning to believe that I may be too cynical for natural childbirth. Unless I switch from an epidural to a hallucinogenic.. which could present a whole other set of issues… and I’ve become partial to epidurals.
|Post marathon endorphins. I may look happier with the drugs?|
So tell me what you know. Enlighten me.