The BEST bit of advice I ever received before giving birth was an almost throw away comment about 'The Ring of Fire'.
Humans are mammals, animals. Birth is a natural biological event. So it should be easy right? And we don't deserve a pat on the back for such a basic function? It would be like getting a gold sticker for shitting in the potty.
And yet, we -the humans- do not experience childbirth like other mammals. Other primates have an easier time of it than us. So why is human birthing so difficult? Why do so many view it as dangerous and why have we developed entire industries devoted to reproductive management?
Whilst some would dismiss the amazing reproductive abilities of human females as 'just biology', others declare it dangerous and beyond the capabilities of women, requiring interventions and management. So what is the deal? Is human birth dangerous? have we evolved beyond ourselves? Is that even possible?
err...then how do you know the 'due date'? and why would not knowing this make a random date passing dangerous?
Are you experiencing Symphysis Pubic Dysfunction?
Here is some info to help you prepare for birth.
A list of ideas, please feel free to add more in the comments and I will edit them in.
This post provides links, highlights in blue, to get you started in making an informed decision regarding 'GBS'.
P L A I N L A N G U A G E S U M M A R Y
A list of useful items for a natural birth:
Selected Articles by Catherine around the web:
bellabirth.wordpress.com | evolutionary parenting | pregnancy.com.au |
| birth without fear | newborn mothers | PBBMedia |