January 13 2020
One of the toughest parts of labour, and when you may wanna give up.
I know I asked for a c-section at this point during both of my unmedicated births.
Thankfully, it's usually the shortest stage of labour to get from 7-10 centimetres because it is INTENSE. But it's a good intense because every contraction is getting you closer to your baby.
When you're in transition:
🌹You need a lot of reassurance to keep going.
🌹You need to let your body tell you how to move to deal with this stage.
🌹You need safety and silence to ride the waves of your contractions.
🌹You may even need someone to look you straight in the eyes and breathe through the surges with you.
A lot of untrained birth partners find transition hard to watch because they believe the birthing person is suffering. But this pain is different from regular pain.
This pain has a distinct purpose in normal birth and it means that something is going right, not wrong.
What have you heard about labour pain? Comment below and let's have a conversation about it!👇