Article written by Anne-Valérie Adler, certified Doula, preparation for childbirth and postpartum doula *
Pregnancy, childbirth and the period following the birth of a baby are rightly considered as major events in a woman’s life. Nevertheless, they are often the source of changes in family, marriage, work, and social life.
The myth that childbirth is the happiest moment in a woman’s life is deeply ingrained in people’s minds. However, in my opinion, we can never talk enough to expectant mothers (particularly in the context of pre-delivery classes) that the birth of a baby is one of the most stressful moments in the life of a woman. The birth of a baby certainly brings great happiness to parents, but also all kinds of upheavals, uncertainties and anxieties in the young mother.
From one moment to another, the woman finds herself a mother without receiving any special preparation for this purpose.