Preparing for your Birth
STEP ONE: Reclaiming our Birth Right
The emotional, spiritual and physical aspects of pregnancy are vitally important.
The potential for self-empowerment, healing and change is so great during these transformative prenatal months, and this energy needs to be encouraged and positively enhanced.
This series of BLOG POSTS is an invitation to prepare for your birth and motherhood in a holistic and gentle environment.
It might seem counter-intuitive that we have to prepare for a life experience that is so normal and biologically natural to women. We are ideally designed to carry, birth and feed our babies, and yet we seem to have difficulty in fulfilling these instinctual roles.
This is not our fault, nor is it our failings, and it certainly not another reason for us to doubt ourselves or our abilities, nor is it a reason to experience any inklings of GUILT for the journeys you have already been through.
But it does require some awareness into why it is happening, and how we can move toward a more natural, easier and empowering experience.
Before the advancement toward Industrialization and the introduction of modern medicine, technology and our fast past lifestyle, women of old were honored and revered for their ability to bring new life into the world.
Women were the corner-stone of life, nourishment, and powerful new beginnings.
Sadly today, these powers have been pushed to the side, and replaced obstetrical science.
Birth is not a medical matter.
Motherhood does not need to be micro-managed by media and medical specialists.
Birth is a beautiful phase of your life, and motherhood is the continuation of your power and influence onto the next generation.
Medicine has proved to be greatly beneficial in surgical emergencies and life saving to many mums and babes in need, but today I think we need to shine some light onto the other heroins: the mothers, the babies, the midwives and the doulas.
When we do this, we connect to the wisdom of a greater community, we are safe in the knowledge of support.
AND I have seen it time and time again,
When women are supported by their community, great things happen.
The security of a well chosen team plays a major role in a positive birthing experience, when a birthing mother is safe, secure and supported, she is able to reconnect to her biological potential and RECLAIM her feminine role.
Below are a few of the TOOLS I use when supporting new families along their journey to an empowered Birth:
- RELAXATION AND BREATHING
- EXERCISE AND NUTRITION
- EDUCATION- THE IMPORTANCE OF UNDERSTANDING NORMAL PHYSIOLOGY
- AN INTRODUCTION TO A SUPPORT COMMUNITY
Over the next few weeks I will be going into further detail on each of the above tools, so please stay tuned to my new educational series…
HONOURING WOMEN, HONOURING BIRTH
A gentle guide through your pregnancy
I am also open to answering any questions you may have regarding your journey to a positive birth experience, Please feel free to ask away…
Take care precious souls.