Joy is one of a multitude of emotions you may experience during your labor and delivery. There are a few main emotions that you will transition through during labor that can help indicate where you are in your labor. In addition to these typical emotions you may also experience sadness, irritability, or even anger.
Joy or excitement is typically the first emotion. You may be experiencing your first signs of labor and with this brings joy and anticipation because you will be meeting your baby soon! While this is usually the first emotion you experience it is normal to feel other emotions such as anxiety or fear. You may be anxious about being a mom, or fear the pain you expect to feel with contractions. The best thing you can do is try and relax and let go of the fear and anxiety as they will likely slow down labor and can cause you to feel more intense pain…Read More