Archive for September, 2011
Labor is a natural — although challenging — process. No two women have the same degree of labor pain, and no two labors are exactly alike. Ultimately, you need to choose the pain relief option that’s right for you.
I couldn’t help thinking about my own experience of it with Alexander. For people who have never experienced motion sickness or “morning” sickness (also called hyperemesis), the ability to understand the misery of it is virtually impossible. I recently read an article written by a Washington Post journalist about her own experience with severe hyperemesis. It can be a rough road. The good news is that for most of us, it passes by the end of the first trimester. Mine stopped abruptly at 14 weeks at which point I ate a huge plate of spaghetti — easily the best meal I’ve ever had.