This is a rare case.
Researchers from Cambridge University found that about one out of every 100 women have a rare gene variant KCNG4, increasing the pain threshold and acting as a natural epidural anesthesia during childbirth. One of these lucky winners was English Romani Baldwin, told of how she suffered the birth of a child.
“For me, waxing the bikini line is painful, but not labor. Hit his toe hurt — confessed Romani living in Bristol with husband James and 2-year-old daughter Aida. — It was a euphoric experience. I’d do it every day if I could.”
Romani got pregnant in November 2017 and was surprised to find that it is very comfortable as none of her previous fears were not justified.
“I always wanted to be a mom, but were afraid. Friend said, how severe was their pregnancy. But I was pleasantly surprised. I didn’t have morning sickness, I rarely felt discomfort and all literally glowed. I continued to practice yoga regularly and walked, — the woman told. As approaching I began to worry. I always said that childbirth is awful. Loud sounds, bright lights and hospitals frightened me, because I chose homebirth in the water.”
Romani recalls June 28, 2018 7 o’clock in the evening her water broke. She was not frightened, because there was no pain. In anticipation of contractions hours when she lay on the bed, but nothing happened, because she made herself a Cup of tea and decided to watch TV.
“I called the midwives, and when they arrived, I was shocked with how calm I was. They thought it was a false alarm. But when they examined me, it turned out that the cervix is already opened, recalls Romani. They asked if I was okay with contractions, but I was sure that they were not.”
A woman was put into warm water, where she blissfully sipping tea with biscuits. After a couple of hours midwife asked her to rate the pain on a scale of 1 to 10, and her answer was “Zero.”
“I soon felt that my body tells me to get on all fours in the water. I had a desire to push the child. I felt incredibly well, I can’t explain. When did the head, I laughed — said the happy mother. — After a few seconds it was all over, the midwife picked up my Hades and placed me on his chest. It was a moment of ecstasy. There was shouting and everyone was shocked. When Aida was born, I said to my husband: “I Want to do it again.” Never heard of a painless childbirth, but I had them”.
Now Romani is not trying to get pregnant on purpose, but knows that once that happens, she’ll count the days until the birth.