Birth in the Know

Childbirth

TOP TEN LIES YOU’VE BEEN TOLD ABOUT CHILDBIRTH

Here are the top ten lies you’ve been told about childbirth. 1) Pregnancy is an illness.  Most women (in the U.S.) give birth in the hospital. Hospitals are for sick people. People with disease and illness, emergencies, and tests, and procedures. Because this is what hospitals were designed for, pregnant women will be treated as …

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ELIMINATING FEAR OF PAIN IN CHILDBIRTH: POSSIBLE OR IMPOSSIBLE?

Can I eliminate the fear of pain in childbirth for someone? How would I support a woman whose biggest fear is she won’t be able to have a normal, physiological birth, and won’t be able to deal with the pain of labor and will want an epidural?  First off, fear is a made-up thought or sequence …

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