My pregnancy was filled with the usual morning sickness only that it kept stretching on for the first four and half months ,that is almost midway through my pregnancy. My Gynaecologist was worried throughout as I did not gain the mandatory 10 kgs .In fact by the end of my pregnancy I had managed to lose some of my pre-pregnancy weight which was already below normal.
To cut a long story short (by nine months !) despite my poor physical health , I gave birth to my daughter right on time and naturally, which no one expected .Though a medical professional , I knew all the stages of labour by heart ,yet nothing prepares you for the pains.The only thing kept me going was some quotes from Osho about childbirth that incidentally I overheard the previous morning( the labour in a first time pregnancy can stretch for hours ,in my case it was almost 12 hours )and those thoughts settled in my mind.According to that theory childbirth can be pleasurable and pain free by suggestion(hypnosis) .(http://www.oshonews.com/2013/06/ecstatic-childbirth/ )
Those words actually kept playing in my mind and while undergoing the pains I tried to focus on the baby within me and its welfare ,trying to think only pleasurable things about the baby and telling myself that my only mission is to bring my baby safely into this world and it worked .I can’t say that I did not feel the pain ,but I can say that I was able to bear it well .