Towards the final weeks of pregnancy and having more time at home to relax and read before the bub was due, I was graciously given the ‘Empowering Natural Birth Stories’ book to read. I couldn’t put it down. I have always loved birth stories. It is amazing how they all come out of the woodwork once you fall pregnant! But unfortunately, it seems to be, the negative stories that are told. Why do other women do that? At one of our most venerable times, fill our minds with horror stories and worst-case scenarios. What was so refreshing, was the positive messages that run throughout the book.
In an instant my mindset changed. I filled my soul with positive messages and affirmations. The most predominate message and quote I would say every time I got an uncomfortable kick or a Braxton Hicks contraction – “My body is designed to do this.”