The singer “Monetochka”, who recently announced her pregnancy, told her followers on Instagram* that she was no longer afraid of childbirth. After studying the information on the topic, she came to the conclusion that with the development of European civilization, the natural process for a woman “was unnecessarily complicated.”
The fear has vanished completely. The more I read, the more I understand that basically what women are afraid of is some kind of myths and stereotypes, or these are such rare cases that it makes no sense to prepare for them. I used to think that childbirth — this is torment and a curse, a punishment for us for some of our female sins. Only now I felt that this is not so, that in the body of a healthy woman, where the pregnancy proceeds normally, there is everything in order to give birth to this child. And no additional [help] is needed, as in an operation, here we are lying near death, and now we have to pull it all out with tongs and put some kind of endless injections.
Do you know what helped me and really calmed me down? Historical information about how childbirth took place in different eras, in different places, in some tribes. It turned out that not every society has this superstructure, the stigma that this is some kind of torment, nightmare and hell. No one there thinks so, and no one historically considers it a medical case. In general, my verdict so far is that this European civilization has unnecessarily confused and complicated for women their comfortable natural process.
At the same time, the singer added that she could take her words back after she experienced everything herself, but for now she “feels like that.”
You don't even have to write to me about child mortality in childbirth, female mortality in childbirth, because the best indicators for these parameters in the modern world are in those countries where official medicine accepts the concept of a woman's freedom in childbirth. If everything goes well, she has a chance to choose how it will go and what she needs. In places where they strap her to the couch, they don't let her turn around, they don't let her choose what kind of anesthesia she needs or she doesn't need any — believe me, in these countries the statistics are much worse and scarier precisely in terms of the indicators that you write to me about.
Monetochka will become a mother for the first time. The father of her child — producer Viktor Isaev, whom the singer married at the end of 2021.
Recently, the artist spoke about the abolition of the right to abortion in the United States, calling this decision “another attempt to control a woman.”
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