Saturday, March 2, 2013

pain is a perception

Have you seen this video yet?  I love it.

Besides being hilarious, it proves one thing that I try to teach each of my clients:  pain is a perception.  These two men are seriously so far from experiencing childbirth ... sorry guys, there's just no way to really replicate it for you.  It's beautiful and intense and empowering and humbling all at once, and these little machines just can't do that. 

However ...
The guys in this movie are both experiencing pain.  And they handle it very differently.

Ladies, your birth can be whatever you want it to be.  Don't fight it.  Let it happen.  And for heaven's sake, think happy thoughts!