One night a year or so ago, a group of friends and I were out for a mom’s night. The subject turned to our birth stories. All different types were represented — epidurals, natural births, c-sections. The women who’d had an epidural remembered their pre-drug experiences as extremely painful and were shocked that a couple of us had chosen to go drug-free (incidentally, in this group, both home births).
Women are afraid of labor pain because other women have told them it is painful and they believe. That belief is then passed down through families, societies, and generations.
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