Note: this article was originally published on Positive Psychology News Daily on July 27, 2010. As a new parent, I can tell you that there seems to be a surprising lack of guidance from science about how to have (and raise) a child. Since Catherine and I first learned we were expecting, the biggest piece of […]
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Why is Childbirth so Freakin’ Painful?
By Jeremy McCarthy on May 11, 2010 in Facts of Life
As any book or guide on pregnancy and childbirth will tell you, “labor is extremely painful.” But this does not sufficiently capture the severity, intensity and duration that expectant mothers often go through. Guidebooks should include a few more clarifying statements such as “No really, we mean it, it is incredibly painful” and “As painful […]