Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Laughing your way through labour

They say that laughter is the best medicine, and that is certainly true.  This dad made a rap song when his wife was in labour.

"Expectant dads out there may even want to go the all-out comedian route. Advises Midwifery Today: “Even a forced smile releases endorphins, the body’s natural pain medicine that is similar to morphine. When we are with a birthing woman who is in pain, it may help to tell some good jokes — or even some not so good ones, especially in early labor. Carry a joke book in your birth bag!”

Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2012/01/25/dad-raps-about-wifes-labor-contractions-can-humor-ease-the-pain-of-delivery/#ixzz27RaHPqMC

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