I just learned that one of our overdue pregnant parents-to-be just gave birth. However, the patient in question was a bit disappointed. First, they missed the cutoff set by their hospital’s birthing center by going too far past the due date, then their doctor diagnosed her with low amniotic fluid and they had to be induced.
I can relate. I am truly blessed with two healthy children. Still, neither wanted to come out and needed a fair bit of coaxing. Here at the Yinova Center we often get asked about our own experience of labor, especially by the soon-to-be parents. I’m happy to volunteer that mine were not easy, and that both needed an epidural and Pitocin. While it wasn’t what I wished for or envisioned, it seemed the right move at the time and I definitely got the prizes in the end. I think the acupuncture treatments I had before labor definitely helped and I have no doubt that the ones I managed to squeeze in after aided my recovery (and my post-partum depression, more on that later.)
Be flexible like the tree and you can withstand all the changes of the seasons.