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Keeping Connected While in Labor

Do You Really Feel For Your Friends While They Are in Labor?

Thanks to modern technology, most moms have a support group once they head to the hospital to labor and deliver. Whether it's via text message, instant messenger, email, a phone tree, or social networking updates — friends and family are kept up to date on all the details from the water breaking and the epidural being administered to the announcement of the actual birth.

Once a woman has been through the process herself, it's hard not to feel sympathetic (and slightly nauseous) when you hear the needle is going into the spine or empathetic (and exhausted) when you realize the mama-to-be has been pushing for three hours. Or get teary eyed when you see the first stunning photo of your friend holding the bundle of joy? Do you truly feel the experience of fellow women?

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starbucks2 starbucks2 5 years
My sister-in-law is still in labor (she got induced more than 30 hours ago!). I definitely feel for her. And I shed a few tears yesterday because it made me think of that day I met my baby girl for the first time.
amandachalynn amandachalynn 5 years
I feel excited for them and can't wait to meet the little one, ore little ones in one friend's case. I don't 'relive' any thing.
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