It is important and tricky to figure out a newborns cry. The ‘I’m tired’ cry does sound similar to the ‘I’m dirty cry’. Over time you will be begging to hear the differences but in the middle of the night, all cries do sound the same.
Fear can stop you in your tracks. Leave you frozen, unable to move forward and unable to move backward. Clarity of thought disappears, your muscles lock up, tension increases, and pain, both perceived and real, is magnified. Managing fear is critical in childbirth. With training and practice, it is possible to disengage from the fear. In order to do this, you must recognize the fear, stop, take a minute to breathe and practice the techniques outlined below.