I Don’t Want a Gal Pal at My Birth
I’m grunting, I’m groaning, I’m sweating, I’m moaning, I don’t want a Gal-Pal at my birth.
I’m focusing, I’m concentrating, I’m primal, I’m letting loose, A Gal-Pal would only inhibit me.
Natural Childbirth at its core is sheer physical power and force, an intensely private act.
And for me, I would prefer only one other person’s presence my dear husband.
Although I’m an extrovert, I’m more independent and less of a group person. I’ve never been one to seek out groups of women such as sorority sisters, mom’s groups, Mary Kay parties, etc. I’m definitely more of a “tom-boy” type girl as opposed to a “girlie-girl.” Perhaps my temperament and preferences enable me to embrace unassisted birth. During both of my unassisted births, I felt energy from the spirits of 4-5 unassisted birth friends, whose presence I felt at various times during the final stages of labor.