Emotional Side of Childbirth
Childbirth is a life-changing experience. A woman might experience both positive and negative emotions before and after the delivery of her child. The feelings you experience after childbirth might be the most intense you have ever encountered and may include great surges of joy and happiness, feelings of contentment and fulfillment.
However, you might also experience irritability, insomnia, weepiness, anxiety, and depression. Some women say that feelings go away quickly, while others say they last for a length of time. Others report happiness as a response to their decision to give birth to their child.
Compassionate and knowledgeable counselors can objectively describe and provide you with factual information concerning your options, including the risks and responsibilities that are involved, and provide you with the support you need in making this very important decision.
Remember, it is your right and the doctor’s responsibility to fully inform you prior to the procedures. Be encouraged to ask all of your questions.
If you have questions or concerns, be sure to talk with your doctor or other health-care provider.