Fear of childbirth has become a modern day epidemic amongst pregnant women. More than ever, women are frightened about the labor pains. Perhaps it is a reflection of the lack of support, education and exposure we have for pregnancy and birth. Or, perhaps it’s the way we care for pregnant women in this day and age – or a combination of all of these things.
Pain during labor is different for every woman. Although labor is often thought of as one of the more painful events in human experience, it ranges widely from woman to woman and even from pregnancy to pregnancy.
It’s not possible to know ahead of time exactly what your pregnancy and labor will be like. Being as informed as possible in advance will help you to deal wisely with any decisions that you’ll need to make along the way.
Develop confidence and prepare well in advance to manage your pains.