Today seemed to be a little less about “information” and more about practical application. A lot of labor techniques were taught to us as well as chances to try them out with a partner. Loved this! We also spent quite a bit of time talking about how culture or religion may affect a woman’s labor. Interesting.
I’m feeling drained emotionally. Watching all these teaching videos on labor and birth is emotional. As a mother who labored naturally, it’s brings a lot of memories back and I relive my labor, even the difficult moments while watching the labor and births on the screen.
One thing is for sure, my next labor, I will certainly have a doula.
I had an amazing chat at lunch time with our two instructors, Jessica Atkins and Cindy Hodges. I seriously feel as though I could ask them questions all day long. They are incredible women.
Speaking of asking questions, I feel like I’m one of the only girls who asks questions or makes comments about the teaching in the class. I kinda feel like I’m being pretty aggressive about getting information and trying to completely understanding the topic at hand. I hope I’m not annoying anyone.
Well, I’ve got homework. And then I must get to bed. I’ve only had ten hours of sleep in the last two days. My brain is fried!