REMEMBER THE PLACENTA!
And remember, _______, that your baby, _______, knows full well the way out into your arms...just as your body knows how to complete the process of birth with a final contraction...a contraction you can look forward to, like a period on the end of a sentence, a caboose on the end of a train. This contraction doesn't hurt at all. The placenta is malleable, and right out plops the placenta full and whole. You can look at it later, if you'd like...
Excerpted from the book, An Easier Childbirth"
by Gayle Peterson, PhD, Family Therapist with ParentsPlace.
Copyright 1993 by Shadow and Light Publications. Reprinted with permission from the author and publisher. This excerpt may not be reproduced in any manner, including electronic, without prior written consent from the publisher.