www.babygaga.com

19Anesthesia Was Not Available

When we talk about "natural" childbirth, many times we mean a new mom who has decided to forgo certain types of pain medication or a mom who is choosing a natural birth over a c-section. "Natural" back in the day was the only type of birth there was, however; anesthesia was

not an option for pregnancy until several years later.

Therefore, women had to go through the extremes of labour without a buffer, which often meant a hysteria of sorts. When anesthesia became available years later, it came with its own risks and complications, all of which would be deemed inhumane today.

Next 18 Doctors Did Not Go Through Medical School

More in Pregnancy