My expectation was to deliver a healthy baby, hopefully vaginally. I never dreamed that it could be such a joyful and magical experience. Thanks to an amazing team, I had the Birth I Desired.
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.