It’s strange though that we cling to it as an absolute certain when it comes to birth almost above anything else.
I never swerve the word, it’s very real, but I do choose to talk about how pain is subjective. Like anything...everyone will experience it differently.
I choose to talk more about how we can work with our bodies in labour and how working on our mindset beforehand can undoubtedly influence how we experience the birth and our concept of 'pain'.
I had my very own tryst with pain this weekend - not a baby...but a TOOTH. A very angry and painful tooth that just about wore off enough for me to do my courses over Saturday and Sunday, but enough to remind me of my very own terror about dentists.
After a succession of pretty awful experiences over my my nearly 38 years - almost 2 years ago I said I didn't think I'd ever be able to get in to a dental chair again.
I knew intellectually that this would be a hard thing to maintain, but the feelings were s...