BBL 179: Straight Talk on Labor Pain Perceptions

I've talked to thousands of women about preparing for childbirth - and labor pain is one of the biggest worries. Can you handle it? Will you lose it? Today's episode focuses on how we think about pain in birth - and how we can handle it.

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Collage of moms handling labor pain and contractions

Topics I Cover in This Podcast:

  • Why our views on childbirth center only on pain
  • How I view pain in birth after having eight babies naturally
  • Is it just “pain with a purpose?”
  • Why you need to shift your focus… NOW!
  •  Should you say that there’s no pain in birth?
  • The truth about what labor is like
  • What we can learn from high-performance female athletes
  • What you should think about during birth
  • Why the “what if” is holding you back from a good birth
Mom resting between contractions

Things Mentioned on This Week's Podcast

Mom and Dad Trying to Handle Labor Pain

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