So we've been going to pre-natal classes every Wednesday night. They are supposed to make you more confident about going into labor. Hmm. So they think..."I know, lets show them a video of a live birth, and a live c-section!!! That will make them LESS scared of giving birth!" Yikes. I wasn't scared before, but I am now!
So this is what I've learned in 4 weeks of prenatal class.
1. Labor is painful
2. If people tell you "its not that painful" their lying
3. If there are complications, its even more painful
4. Here are some exercises to help with the pain, although they don't actually work
(they had us sit with a big block of ice in our hand and try and make the pain go away by breathing. I don't get the breathing thing. How can you breath away pain?)
5. But after the baby is born you forget the pain
What they didn't tell us was the reason why its painful, but that is found in Genesis 1. God cursed women with pain in labor (a massively intensive time of pain) and men with work labor (pain over many years of work). So I think I just need to remember that sin is what causes pain, and that God is in control, and this is what He has for me, and all women! So its His will that labor is painful. I'm just praying that somehow it makes me more like Christ!