Quotation by Mary Kay Blakely

Our Lamaze instructor . . . assured our class . . . that our cervix muscles would become "naturally numb" as they swelled and stretched, and deep breathing would turn the final explosions of pain into "manageable discomfort." This descriptions turned out to be as accurate as, say a steward advising passengers aboard the Titanic to prepare for a brisk but bracing swim.
Mary Kay Blakely (20th century), U.S. journalist, essayist, author and mother. American Mom, ch. 1 (1994).
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