But the pain is very different from an injury or something. It’s a productive pain. You understand why it’s there, and it disappears instantly after the baby is born. I actually think ‘labour’ is a very apt name for it – it’s really hard work. But that is what the pain feels like – it feels like your body is working really hard.
As a complete aside, I have in recent years taken up martial arts. Every so often I have to do a belt grading, which involves several hours of hard physical endurance. When it gets tough, I remind myself that it’s a heck of a lot easier than giving birth (with or without pain relief). If I can manage 25 hours of labour, I can manage a piddly three hour belt grading. That thought has got me through a lot!
I overheard the producer of this honey telling another customer about the different types of honey she had based on the different trees the bees went to and I asked her to explain more for me.
When bees harvest nectar from flowers the honey they produce has the taste/essence of that flower. She had honey from Eucalyptus (gum) flowers and Macadamia nut flowers. I bought the Eucalyptus one, it doesn’t taste eucalyptus but it does taste different to the other.
She also mentioned that another customer of hers said the macadamia flower honey tastes like maple syrup.