As a general rule, women don't pass out from the pain of childbirth. It's not totally unheard of, but for some reason, passing out is just not one of ... more
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1. What if I pass out?
As a general rule, women don't pass out from the pain of childbirth. It's not totally unheard of, but for some reason, passing out is just not one of the ways the human body responds to labor. Even if you are the fainting type, it's rare that labor alone would cause it. It's actually more common for dads to faint!
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During the childbirth prep classes I teach in NYC I get all manner of unusual questions: Can we bring a vibrator to the hospital? Can I take the subway to the hospital? But there are some questions that come up in pretty much every class. Some are obvious: A big concern for first time parents is figuring out when labor is for real happening and then getting to the hospital in time. Other common questions might surprise you - they pertain to the vagina, pain-relief, and pooping. To help prepare you for the big day, here are the 10 most common childbirth questions I get and how I answer them. - By Ceridwen Morris