My question follows the sentiment of Kayla's...I've heard many women say that the pain of labor was incredible, but that the process, as one woman stated, "was entirely doable". Do you agree with this as well, based on your own experience?
Best to you,
p.s. -Thanks for the great interview. I'm looking forward to the DVD!
Hi, this is in reply to Kayla and Katie. The best analogy I can give is: it's not like "broken arm" pain. It's like "running in a marathon" pain. I haven't done either of those things, btw, but it sounds fitting. As for being "entirely doable"? Yes. I completely agree. It's a primal experience! I just needed to give into the experience and let my body do the work.
Hi Alyson and Alexis,
I am eagerly waiting for the DVD. as a guy I will ask two questions one for alyson and one for alexis.
Alyson, were you able to breastfeed right away after Satyana was born?. Alexis, were you able to cut the umbilical cord? I think new dad's should be able to do that. I also heard that some women feel ecstatic as the baby slips out. Alyson did that happen to you? sorry that was 3 questions not 2.
My husband and I are HUGE Joss Whedon fans so I just had to come and ask you two a question (still a little weird seeing you together, I must admit! Sorry! Hard to separate the person from the character sometimes!).
When I had my daughter (River Jayne Faith) at home 7.5 months ago, I escaped into my own space. I tuned everything out as best I could and I was wondering if you did that during your baby's birth?
Can't wait to see/hear the rest of the story!
If you are interested in seeing my baby's birth, I put it up on youtube. Just search "River's birth" :)
Ahh, I should have worded my question better. I think I was a little starstruck. I meant your own 'happy place' (you know, with grandma, a midget and some cool drinks lol) so that you could get through labor with less pain and annoyance. I know my husband didn't shut up while I was in labor so I had two choices, tune him out or punch him in the face :P