One of the topics we learned in the Burth Class was the Gate Theory. I think it’s a very interesting theory & makes me think if it was one of the reasons why I’m able to stand the stress & pain if my 5 labor’s.
This theory came into being in the early1960’s. It works by blocking the transmission of painful sensations from the bottom of the spinal colon, called the the “gate”, by switching it “off” so it does not reach the nervous system on to the brain. The stimulants are massage pressure touch etc. .. That is why a labor partner/coach is very important to have. The best person would be your Husband because he is a person you can be relaxed with. Relaxation plays a very important factor in the Gate Theory.