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Mind Out of the Way=Childbirth Is A Cinch

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    thanka2 is offline Registered User
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    Mind Out of the Way=Childbirth Is A Cinch

    Okay, that's not exactly what this article is talking about but that's the thought that came to mind. I think that a lot of childbirth is simply mental--mind over matter. Your mental and emotional state can have a lot of impact on how your birth goes.

    Pretty amazing:

    Comatose mom gives birth
    “Many women have described their experiences of childbirth as being associated with a
    spiritual uplifting, the power of which they have never previously been aware …
    To such a woman childbirth is a monument of joy within her memory.
    She turns to it in thought to seek again an ecstasy which passed too soon.”

    ~ Grantly Dick-Read (Childbirth Without Fear)

    Mother of Two
    JMW, boy, born November 29, 2007, 9:43 pm, USA
    MJW, girl, born March 17, 2011, 4:14 pm, HK

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    You know, in our grandmother's age, it was all the rage to almost completely knock the woman out and put them in a semi vegetative state during labor. Lots of our parents generation was delivered in a semi-comatose state. Since the muscles do all the work, as long as the part of the brain in control of basic muscle function is still working, the body can deliver without a conscious mind to "help" at all. I wonder though: did that mean the women didn't feel pain, or did it mean they just don't remember after?

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