“There weren’t that many people to support me in my decision to have a natural home birth. Only my mother and my fiance… So I started to look around for some books and anything else that would help. I was so lucky to come across Katrina Zaslavsky’s book “A Modern Woman’s Guide to a Natural Empowering Birth”. All the support I was lacking was in there! It was such an easy-read, just felt like being surrounded by your girlfriends and listening to their birth stories…
As I finished the book I went to check Katrina’s website and I bought a subscription to the ”Empowering Birth Magazine” without any hesitation. I just regret that issues don’t come out more often, as every time I couldn’t wait for the new issue to be out. But the same day when it was out I would finish reading it. I found the information in the magazines very useful and the pictures were just magnificent, fairy-tale like.
The features that I loved in the mag were the positive birth stories, real truth and empower me. How did it help? Well, in a way being able to get to know others who ”have been there and done that” was really encouraging! Each story is very different but the more you read, less fearful you become as you just start to see it as something normal / natural, whereas almost every one who surrounded me was judging me, disapproving my decision and thinking that I must be nuts to do it…
I might have previously thought that I had achieved something in my life, that there are things I should be proud of… But becoming a mother is an achievement compared to none! Carrying a child and bringing a new life into this world is a magnificent experience. When you thought that you know all about feelings and love… suddenly a whole new world opens up for you! And suddenly you realize that you’ve got so much more to give! It is amazing what our bodies can do! Having a natural birth might seem a bit “scary” but you shouldn’t let the fear to take over you. I think many women don’t understand how powerful they are and they are loosing so much by not choosing a natural birth.
We are birth goddesses, we came into this world to prolong life on earth. Our instincts can guide us, we just need to learn to surrender to the experience.
Thank you so much Katrina!”
~ Marina St (France)