Childbirth is a dream come true for many, and the culmination of many months of anticipation. It is the reward for all the days of pregnancy, insomnia, back pain, and sweet anticipation. Birth gives life, it was the last gift we can give and receive, after which we will be forever grateful.
In fact, we should think that way. However, delivery times may be a slightly uncomfortable experience for many mothers. The most common question among pregnant women is “Does childbirth hurt?” and “What is actually the intensity of the pain?” This question is especially common when it comes to the first child, i.e. the first offspring. Despite increased knowledge through the information that is available about birth, we still do not feel comfortable at the thought of birth, even the bravest among us start to, little by little, fear that moment.
Probably the best way to find out more about childbirth is to talk to your gynecologist, medical staff, and friends, who already have had children. Almost without exception, you will get much useful advice from the medical staff and women who already have small children. Gather information from a variety of experiences. The media such as television can also help you a lot, because now there are many TV channels available where you can hear talks about delivery or where you can even see how it looks like. The Internet is also a place where you can gather information. It is also important to know that every experience is individual and it depends on many factors.
When it comes to your delivery, it is important to know that, in most cases, you have a choice of hospitals. Regardless of whether your pregnancy is lead by the gynecologist of the hospital in which you intend to give birth in or not, go to a hospital before your due date, meet with the staff and make at least one review there. You will be much more comfortable when the moment of birth comes, and when you find yourself in a familiar environment, in the hospital that you have already visited. And remember, if it comes to an unplanned course of delivery, the hospital staff have already been faced with similar problems.
And to answer the title question: yes, childbirth hurts. It is almost impossible to describe the intensity of the pain, because it’s individual in every different women. However, it is important to know that you have time between contractions when you can relax and prepare for the next wave of contractions, and after each contraction you will be closer to the moment when you will completely forget about the pain. The moment you see your little “gift” any pain will disappear like it never existed, and in your life a new era will begin. And another thing: Enjoy the delivery, regardless of how crazy that sounds. The birth of new life is a miracle of nature which eventually fills you with pride and happiness. Fortunately, without fear and with much optimism step into the unforgettable experience of creating life.