I watched a CNN news clip online this about Katie and Tom this morning. I was particularly intrigued by the title of the clip because it included the words "silent birth." Apparently the Scientologists believe that the birth process should not only happen without drugs, but the mother should also be silent during the process. (This is obviously a condensed version of the philosophy.)
Now having given birth twice myself, I feel well qualified to weigh in with an opinion on this one.
Someone is F@#$&%g nuts. Or a man. In this case I think both apply.
I opted to go au naturel when having my first born. No drugs. Nada. They were offered more than once, and my beloved husband asked me more than once if I wanted them. I refused, for reasons I won't go in to at this point.
My option for pain management was to scream. Loudly. It really did make me feel better, and involved no needles in my spine. I would never be so arrogant as to say this is how everyone should go about the birth process. I firmly believe that a woman has to do what she thinks best and if that means drugs at the first twinge... Great!
BECAUSE HAVING A BABY HURTS LIKE HELL.
Do what you got to do to get through.
Scream your head off or take the drugs. Ya gotta have one or the other.
That is all I have to say about that.