“DON’T THINK OF IT AS PAIN, THINK OF IT AS AN INTERESTING SENSATION THAT REQUIRES ALL OF YOUR ATTENTION.”
I love this quote from Ina May Gaskin – an American midwife who has been described as “the mother of authentic midwifery” 🙌
It’s a great way to reframe your thinking of what contractions can feel like. 🤰
For some contractions feel painful. For others, they just feel like pressure.
I don’t think there is just one way to describe the way contractions feel. Its a very unique sensation.
For our first time moms, if you have lots of anxiety around giving birth, try to memorize the quote and know that you can get through it!
When you instead try to think of it as what it is, your uterus contracting to help push your beautiful baby down and out into this world, the pain won’t be as bad. Try not to think of it as a horrible thing that is being done to you
For those of you who have had babies before, what did the contractions feel like for you?