I have been known to compare labor and birth to many thing like going to the dentist and not getting novacaine to see if mental imagary really works ( it did but all you get is a silver filling at the end, not as great as a baby!) So yesterday while taking a spinning class we were doing intervals, they came every minute lasting one minute and we did this for about 15 minutes. I started thinking of the laboring woman a contraction lasting 60 seconds and how you can distract the mind by listening to music, hearing someone talking to you with encouraging words, knowing 30 seconds have past and that you will great a break soon. Never discounting the work you do is hard but staying strong remembering the miracle at the end and that YOU CAN DO IT!!!
As each interval (contraction) approached I thought that each one brought me closer to the end ( closer to holding your baby in your arms)
Feel strong and proud,that is how I felt at the end of class.