Before I went into labor a friend who previously had a natural birth told me that there would be pain in the process, but not suffering. There is a big difference between the two. Each contraction would roll in like a wave and I would think about that analogy while waiting for the pain to pass. I also kept reminding myself that this is what my body was designed to do and to trust the process. I believe that being able to feel your contractions is important. Your body tells you when it is time to push and if you numb that feeling out with drugs then you can’t listen to what your body is trying to tell you.
Hannah Messina Cox