July 13, 2007 § Leave a comment
right now i have a mama at home laboring until she goes to the hospital. i wish that more of my clients would labor at home as much as possible. often being at home is more relaxing and comforting than being at the hospital. as well they can move as they like and sound as they like in relative privacy. psychologically and emotionally they can work out whatever hanging issues in their life, rather than having the fears and doubts about things outside and inside of the birth popping up when they are in the hospital and so removed from their everyday lives. and birth can become a part of the everyday life, more fully integrated practically and emotionally, so that when the women return home the break between the before birth and after birth, the change in identity and responsibility transition smoother. also they can establish their own rituals and rhythms of managing the pain and feel more capable to do so when they enter the hospital.