FIGHT THE FEAR

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I read with such sad­ness Ethanie Jack­son-turner’s story ‘ Child­birth over­shar­ing has put me off hav­ing kids’ (1 Oct). There was truly no one more scared of child­birth than me, mainly be­cause I con­sid­ered my­self to have a very low pain thresh­old and those around me would of­ten joke I’d never cope. But in March I gave birth to my daugh­ter us­ing just gas and air. The pain of child­birth is not like break­ing a bone, it’s so much more fo­cused, it has a pur­pose and a power that over­takes you and, be­fore you know it, you’re hold­ing a tiny baby! I tried hyp­no­birthing and em­ployed a doula to at­tend my birth, both of which helped me stay pos­i­tive. I’d en­cour­age Ethanie to look into these op­tions if her fear of child­birth is the only thing stand­ing in her way of hav­ing a fam­ily. Kate

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