Birth Words: Intense

There’s often an intensity to labour and birth that means you may need to dig deep, to use strategies to manage it and have good support to keep going.

Intensity isn’t bad, it isn’t to be feared but it makes a difference to be better prepared for it.

And it can mean different things to each labouring woman. For some it could be early labour, the speed of labour or birth, it could be transition, it could be exhaustion or it could come from interventions.

What helps? Knowing more about how labour and birth works, what it can look and feel like, what could be helpful for you and what might not be, as well as a toolkit of coping strategies to work through the challenges.

Through this website and my social media accounts you can read practical articles and posts along with different experiences and comment about all things pregnancy, birth and early parenting.

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