Thursday, August 21, 2008

Birth Sounds Beautiful

I was reading a birth blog today and she had a great post about vocalization during labour. I knew all of this already, and in fact, when labouring alone, in the hospital, with Lucy, an nurse coming in to go on shift heard me and could tell that it was almost time. Birth noises are surprisingly cross-cultural similar. Women who believe in their power and allow it to happen, almost all make the same sorts of noises (and it's not the he-he-he-he-he-ho of Lamaze). However, the blog had an amazing video of a woman in transition SINGING, while someone (her husband?) played the guitar. It was the epitome of the power of vocalization during labour. Why don't ALL women know they CAN do this?


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