I tell my HypnoBirthing parents that a woman’s body is designed to birth a baby without her making any conscious physical effort towards the birth herself. A woman’s body has a Natural Expulsion Reflex that causes the baby to be born. I emphasise this point in class by saying that even a paralysed woman or a woman in a coma can give birth.
On Radio 5 Live today there was a woman who had indeed given birth when paralysed and in a coma – she woke up 2 months after the baby was born! I’ve attached a short audio of the woman telling her amazing story. I shall be referring any doubters to this post in future!