I looked into her eyes and managed a midwife's smile. I knew my task.
"Fear not," I whispered, "the time is coming.
"Fear not, your bones are strong." (3.5.22)
Here is part of the birthing song that Inna learned. The song itself is meant to pacify pain and help women give birth. Dinah sings it as Meryt dies, thereby easing her death. Fear of death makes us nervous and stressed out; this song's alleviation of fear helps us realize that we shouldn't fear everything just because it physically affects us.