What’s your labour personality?
24 06 2013 • Mama Mio
Did you turn the air blue when you were giving birth or stay as cool as a cucumber? And if you’ve got a baby on the way – which of these types will you be?
The potty mouths
Potty mouths come out of nowhere. In fact, the quiet ones are the most likely to swear like a truck driver in a bad mood. It’s like thirty years of stored up curses have finally found a reason to come out. One after another. We’re blushing just thinking about it…
The husband haters
They arrive hand it hand with their other halves. He rubs her shoulders, she smiles at him. Then, at 7cm dilated, it starts. How could he do this to her? How COULD he? By 10cm she’s called him every name under the sun, but as soon as baby arrives, all is forgotten.
Labour does funny things to you. Some women turn all apologetic: they are sorry for their waters breaking. Sorry for yowling during a particularly painful contraction. And mortified that they said ‘Good grief’ when their baby popped out…
The primal screamers
If you’re a shy, reserved person, you might find you surprise yourself by being a primal screamer. The noise comes from nowhere. In fact, you might wander what the horrible mooing sound is for a minute before you realise. It’s you. You’ve gone all cavewoman. Enjoy it – you can’t get away with it anywhere else but in the labour room.
The ice maidens
Some women are just uber-calm during childbirth. And why not – we’re all different. Whatever techniques you use – hypnobirthing, visualisation, relaxation – if it stops you telling your husband you want a divorce, or apologising for needing gas and air – then well done you!
What were you like in the labour room? Tell us in the comments below…
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