Headache after birth is the most common reason that women will cry, a study has found.
The American Academy of Pediatrics says women cry when they feel a pain or a feeling of being sick or tired, and they have an increased likelihood of crying if they are pregnant or have had a miscarriage.
“This has been a really big issue for me for a while now.
The first time I went to the hospital and found out I was pregnant, I cried like a baby, and I didn’t know what to do.
I felt like I had no other choice but to go home,” mother of three and father of two said.
But while most people don’t cry when experiencing a pregnancy, they can feel more uncomfortable or upset with a woman who is crying.
“Some women cry because they are sad, they’re upset, they feel bad, and feel like their emotions are being hurt,” said Dr. Deborah Hirsch, a family practice nurse and childbirth educator at the Cleveland Clinic.
“But crying isn’t something we should be ashamed of.
We shouldn’t be embarrassed to be crying because it’s a normal part of human experience,” Hirsch added.
In the study, published in the Journal of Pain Medicine, researchers interviewed a total of 5,000 women who underwent C-sections between 2006 and 2014.
They also tracked their emotional responses to their births and their pregnancies.
“The fact that crying is something we can feel and have an emotion about doesn’t mean that we can’t cry and have that emotion,” Dr. Hirsch said.
“Women should feel safe and comfortable and comfortable to cry, and that’s why we’ve created a series of videos to help them understand what it feels like to cry during childbirth,” Dr Hirsch explained.
“What they have been told is that crying when they are not pregnant or in labor is something they should be embarrassed about, but this study shows that this is not what happens when they have a pregnancy or a miscarriage.”
For more information about pain and childbirth, visit:http://www.pregnancy.org/pain-counselling/nursing/pain.html