Before I became involved in global health, the idea that fear of childbirth was about anything other than fear of pain was basically an afterthought. Sure women used to die in childbirth, but that was long ago and didn’t really affect women’s
Last week we looked at the philosophy that fear of childbirth is normal. Today we have an equally interesting exploration… what does it mean to believe fear in childbirth is “taught.” What assumptions do we make when we believe this. How does
Don’t read too much into the provocative title, it is simply the first philosophy about fear we will discuss. Today we will explore what it means to believe fear in childbirth is “normal.” What assumptions do we make when we believe this.
With all the haunting and spooking of Halloween, October seems like the perfect time to explore the topic of childbirth fear. This month-long exploration will look at some of the more common philosophies about fear of childbirth, as well as the ways