Article: Meditation for Birth

I thought this article was going to be about meditation but it is just something to think about for birth.

I didn't learn to think about the pain of childbirth in an "abstract" way until after I had a couple babies and I read a book that changed the way I thought about the pain. Cannot remember the name of it but it was a turning point.

I know there are moms who swear by epidurals and who have different levels of pain tolerance but have you stopped to even consider changing your views of the pain of child birth? What do you think about what this author said?

http://www.mothering.com/articles/meditation-birt…

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8Theresa GouldChicago, Illinois
    06/27/14
    As soon as I saw a quote by Ina May Gaskin you had me smiling. :D My sister was told this by her midwife, and she passed it on to me. It was a lot easier to not focus on the pain until I had somebody telling me to focus and pay attention to the contractions when the urge to push came-then I realized the pain... Not next time.. :) Before that, I was solely focused on meeting the baby-not the process of. (If that makes any sense)
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    06/27/14
    8Theresa Gould
    Yes, that makes sense because I think that is how I was with my first and partly with my second.
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    06/27/14
    8Theresa Gould
    And you are entitled to it! :)
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    06/27/14
    8Theresa Gould
    lol!
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    06/27/14
    8Theresa Gould
    That makes sense.
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    06/27/14
    That makes sense to me. :) That's how I was with the first 3 then I started following Ina May Gaskin and learned that there was other ways to help with the pain than drugs. :)
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