The ends — a healthy mother and baby — justify the means. And forget the potential voyeurs for a second -- how can sex even be satisfying while you're having contractions? Unassisted ChildbirthLaura Kaplan Shanley, Everyone's Doing It, Will You? What Really Happens During Labor. Yet no one bothered to learn, and so sealed her fate, and mine, and that causes me almost unbearable pain.
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Mothers are being abused during childbirth. We need our own #MeToo
This video contains graphic content. Did you hear me? Some research — in this case oxytocin delivered intra-nasally in a small German study of 29 couples — links the hormone to stronger orgasms and more contentment after sex. More women, who could be supported by doulas as in Russia, need to speak out about their experience on social media and to hospitals, and ask whether how they were treated was really necessary for a safe birth. W hen I had my first baby by caesarean section, I woke up on the operating table. The Three Phases of Labor. Her experience was in Novosibirsk, but it is rare to find a woman who has had more than one baby in hospital anywhere in the world who has not suffered some kind of experience that feels like abuse, be it a male doctor putting fingers inside her to feel the baby without her consent, to being shouted at and blamed either for her crying baby or for complaining about pain.