Pregnancy and labour can be worrying times. For a first-time mum it can be due to fear of the unknown and to a woman with a subsequent pregnancy, it can be fear of the known! Sounds like there is little hope! However, way back in 1942, Dr. Dick-Read, an obstetrician, published a book entitled "Childbirth without fear", based on his knowledge of the 'Fear-tension-pain' cycle that hinders the normal functioning of the uterus, and slows down the birthing process. Research has since shown that hy...
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