headshot
Post a Comment
E-mail to a friend:

June 23, 2011

Giving Birth: A Laughing Matter?


The truth is that women have shoddy choices when it comes to relief from childbirth pain. On the might-as-well-be-voodoo side, there's acupressure, massage, Lamaze breathing, and whirlpool tubs; on the wake-me-when-it's-over side is the block-it-all-to-hell epidural.

I realize these options far exceed those of our cave-dwelling ancestresses, who probably just bit down on a mammoth tusk and sucked it up. But in a world where we can now prevent pregnancy via pills, patches, shots, sponges, implants, caps, condoms, and "rings," why are our only childbirth choices numb-or-nothin'?

If nitrous oxide provides a much-needed middle ground — and a few unlikely chortles to boot — then it must be true what they say. Laughing gas really is the best medicine.


<< Back 123


Keywords: laughing gas  childbirth  a little sump'n sump'n 


Comments


Post a Comment:

Name:
E-mail (will not be displayed):
Comment:
To help prevent spam, please re-enter the word that appears in pink below:

We reserve the right to edit or remove comments at our discretion.


<< Previous column View more Parenting columns Next column >>

Share this column with a friend

Now Available:

My new book, Broad Assumptions, makes a SPLENDID gift for friends, book clubs, hostesses, and anyone who likes to laugh!

Available now at:


"I haven't laughed this hard (yet again!) in MONTHS! I cannot thank you enough for this post, snorts and chuckles!"


Dee A.



Recent columns:

August 14, 2014
Too Old for a Micro-Mini?

July 31, 2014
Let It Go? We're Trying

July 17, 2014
Wife-Carrying: An Actual Thing

July 4, 2014
Ms. Roshell Goes to Washington

June 19, 2014
Stone Starts Driving

More >>

Most E-mailed:

What the Focus This?

More >>


Search:






Get my column in your e-mail inbox every week:

Name:
E-mail:

Or download the RSS News Feed




The contents of this site are © Starshine Roshell. All rights reserved. Site by Comicraft.