We are blessed to live in a country with modern medicine

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Weird Fact #8  Women made out will when they found out they were pregnant.

A sad fact that when women throughout history found out they were expecting a child they knew the cost could be their own lives and would make out their wills immediately

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WELL THAT SOUNDS RELAXING !?!

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10 Amazing (and Weird) Facts about Childbirth Through History

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 Number 1…….They gave birth on bricks

During Bible times women in labour stood on 2 bricks (oddly enough named “Birthing Bricks”) in order to give the midwife or assistant a little bit of extra room to catch the newborn….doesn’t that sound like a great way to give birth after perhaps hours of labour—balancing on 2 bricks!

Benefits of a Birth Doula

A Birth Doula

  • Recognizes birth as a key experience the mother will remember all her life
  • Understands the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labor
  • Encourages and assists the woman in gaining knowledge about birth in order to prepare for her experience
  • Assists the woman in preparing for and carrying out her wishes for birth
  • Stays with the woman throughout the labor
  • Provides emotional support, physical comfort measures and an objective viewpoint, as well as helping the woman get the information she needs to make informed decision
  • Facilitates communication between the laboring woman, her partner and her clinical care providers
  • Perceives her role as nurturing and protecting the woman’s memory of the birth experience
  • Allows the woman’s partner to participate at his/her comfort level