7. Your Will Can Determine the Outcome
This is one common labor myth Dr. Modupe Agueh, OB/GYN Hospitalist at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, hears often.
“No matter how much we may want to have a certain type of delivery, we must respect the pelvis, the passenger, and the power,” Agueh tells Parentology. “All must work together effectively in the labor process. Wants and wishes can’t always be achieved.”
8. You Cannot Eat or Drink During Labor
Though many women find they don’t want to eat during labor, it’s generally safe to do so if you feel hunger pangs coming on. However, eating can cause complications under certain conditions, so you should consult with your doctor before scarfing down that hospital Jell-O.
This next one can bring some unnecessary worry to moms…