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This advice seems counterproductive to birthing babies

So you guys know we're having a baby. Right? Right.

At the birthing class, in addition to the full information in the book, they also gave us this little summmary sheet to explain what happens during the different stages and what I, as coach, should do. Let's zoom in and see some of the advice.

So like here's what happens in the early stage.

Ok. Got it. I'll just ignore the fact that "current mood:" reminds me of a LiveJournal status. Let's continue.

What should I be doing as coach?
Yup, I can do that.

Let's skip down to phase 3. What happens then.
Alright, sounds like things are getting going now.

What kind of breathing exercises are good?
Got it. Hilarious names for breathing techniques, but let's move on. Karen needs me.

I should look in the coach column. What will I be doing at that time to help?

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