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.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
We go around the room in a circle and couples share what changes they have noticed in their wives ever since she got pregnant. Now that their wives are pregnant, they noticed that she has a lot of physical discomforts. One Father had the symptoms of pregnancy. He was the one craving for certain foods to eat.
In this video, a Husband shares what he does to make her feel more comfortable.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
It’s their 1st time to attend a Birth Class!
Was so touched reading some of Dr. Grantly Dick-Read’s famous quotes from his book, Childbirth without Fear. Giving him tribute! So very grateful in his break through in being able to start Childbirth Classes during his era when women were being knocked out during our birth. Truly, he is the Father of Natural Childbirth!