During birth, you may go through a stage of shaking.
Your legs may start shaking and you may feel like you have lost control over your body. It may come as a shock and make you start to panic, if you are not prepared for it. It certainly made me feel out of control during my first birth. I didn’t know what was happening. Nothing had prepared me for this stage of the birth. The medical staff present during the birth did not explain to me that this could be normal. I received no reassurance and felt very alone and scared, despite having my husband and professionals in the room with me.
It is normal for your body to react like this during birth: