Pregnancy is incredible. Labor is incredible. The birthing process is incredible. Even babies are incredible. All of it seems like it’s something made up in a scifi movie. And even more incredible is the fact that it all just kind of happens – and usually almost entirely with need for input from doctors or hospitals or anyone in general.
Of course, I’m certainly not promoting avoiding pre-natal check-ups or being supervised by a qualified professional. The list of things that can go wrong in a pregnancy is long and terrifying; yet somehow people get pregnant all over the world and babies are born all the time. Which is why is seems so incredible (I can’t help but repeat the word) that more often than not, everything goes smoothly.
We have come up with tons of things to help the process along – from pitocin to c-sections to epidurals. All of them are great and effective and a huge comfort to have as backup. But even without any of it – people all over the world, for the entire history of mankind have been doing this. It’s mind boggling.
All I can say is – the human body is incredible.