There are many reasons for Failure to Progress being the #1 reason for a woman having a primary c-section in the United States. "Sphincter law" is at the top of this list. Ina May Gaskin, as you know, is who coined the phrase "sphincter law" and talks about our sphincters being shy around "male surgeons". Ain't that the truth?
But, sometimes, just feeling watched in general -- even by people that have your best interests in mind -- can make it difficult to really let go and open up. Just some food for thought next time you are trying to dilate (or poop) while being watched.
|Taken when TCBN hosted Ina May in July '12.|