Originally Posted by sapphire_chan
Does screaming at the television during "A Baby Story" and other televised births count?
Originally Posted by Sage_SS
My doctor kept telling me to keep in it and use the energy I would used to scream, to push or focus. It must have worked because I only push for about 10 mins.
I dunno. I'm always skeptical when I hear about this sort of "advice" from doctors. Since the emphasis is on no
sounds (keeping it in) versus the type
of sound, I think it's got a lot more to do with keeping the hospital quiet for the other patients within earshot. 10 minutes is great, but who knows! Maybe it would have been 5 if you had been encouraged to fully go with your body's signals.
Anyway, for me:
I screamed a lot (high-pitched) during the 45 minutes of pushing with my first. It was not nice.
Then I read "Birthing from Within". Using long, low vocalizations totally worked for me in keeping myself calm, relaxed, "floating on the tide" of the transactions, etc. This worked A-1 for me in my following 3 deliveries. In each of them, I had a loud, throaty involuntary yell right as the baby was emerging. It was just intense.