From Labor pain to Labor bliss
A doctor called Lamaze has trusted in human consciousness and managed thousands of painless deliveries of babies for women. This method is of “Conscious cooperation” that the mother tries to cooperate meditatively, during the delivery. She welcomes it, does not fight against it. The pain is produced is not because of the childbirth but because of the fight the mothers makes it. She tries to resist the whole mechanism of childbirth. She is in fear. This fear-centered resistance is preventing the child from being born while the child is trying to be born; there is a clash between the two. This conflict is responsible for pain. This pain is not natural, this is because of clashes.
There are two ways to solve this problem; you can sedate the mother if you are working at the level of the body. But the thing is to remember here is that a mother who delivers her child in a state of unconsciousness can never become a mother in the fullest sense. Here is a reason; when a child is born, not only is a child born but a mother is also born. The birth of a child is actually two birth; one – child is born and mother is born out of ordinary women. If the baby is born in a state of unconsciousness then we have managed to distort the basic relationship between the mother and the child. The mother will not be born, only a nurse left behind in the process. Osho is not in favor of delivering a child by sedating the mother with the help of chemicals. A mother should be fully conscious during delivery of a child. The mother consciousness should be trained for the delivery. The mother should be able to take the childbirth meditatively.
also read – Motherhood-OSHO
Meditation has two meaning for a mother;
- Full Awareness – She should not resist. She should cooperate with whatever is going on. She should fully aware about the process.
- Full Cooperation – She should be in total cooperation during the delivery.
Many experiments have been done by using this method. She will become free from pain. Results are far more positive.
Until now we have only heard the expression “Labor pain”, we have never heard the expression “Labor bliss” because it has not taken place so far. But if there is full cooperation then labor bliss happens.
also read – Osho on children