When I think of women I want to get labor and delivery advice from, Beyonce typically isn't at the top of my list. It isn't that I don't like Beyonce or think she's a bad mom. Quite the opposite, in fact. I'm kind of obsessed with her. But Bey seems like she's better suited for giving advice on how to be fierce. Or how to rock a sick mani. For pregnancy advice, I think I'll stick to the millions of experts in comments sections on the Internet.
Or actually ... maybe I will take advice from Beyonce. Because she just revealed an incredibly awesome trick for getting through labor to Marie Claire. Beyonce and Marie Claire! How did women give birth before either of them?!
Bey says that, as insane as she felt, she imagined what Blue Ivy was going through. She envisioned this teeny-tiny infant trying to push through a heavy door during each contraction. She said that thinking about how difficult and scary that must've been for her daughter, she "couldn't think about her own pain."
Now, while I find it slightly difficult to "not think about my own pain" during birth, I think thinking about what your baby is going through instead of yourself would help alleviate things a bit. Or at least give you a different perspective on what's happening. That poor baby! Imagine the journey of going from the warmest, safest, awesomest place to here? Has to be terrifying for the poor little dolls.
If I have another child, I'll try to remember Bey's advice while giving birth. I'll try to think about what my child is going through as opposed to the other-worldly pain I'm in. But let's be honest, who remembers anything when they're giving birth?
What did you think about while giving birth?
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