When birth is no longer feared, numbed or endured it has the opportunity to become one of the most powerful, positive and transformative things a woman will ever experience in her lifetime. ~ Katrina Zaslavsky (you can quote me on that!)
Have you ever noticed the lack of sisterhood when it comes to birth? That women tend to share horror stories when they spot the bump, instead of anything remotely helpful or inspiring for a new impressionable expectant mother? How often do you hear one woman exclaim to another, “Oh I had the most AMAZING BLISSFUL ORGASMIC birth experience, let me tell you all about it…” Didn’t think so! LOL 🙂
Those that have a negative or traumatic experience tend to spread it far and wide and unload on gorgeous mamas in full bloom. (often a form of unintentional therapy at others’ expense) Those that have suffered needlessly absolutely need to be heard and validated and there are wonderful professionals out there who deal specifically with birth trauma which is very real and way too prevalent. Also some birth circles or groups that focus on this area. Just saying preggi ladies – and especially first timers – are probably not the best audience.
Meanwhile those ladies that have been blessed with a positive experience tend to keep it to themselves since they feel content and complete in themselves or don’t want to appear as if they are bragging. If all we ever hear is the negatives, then we may get the impression that birth is something to fear, endure and that it must involve drugs or medical procedures.
As you will discover in my book, A Modern Woman’s Guide to a Natural Empowering Birth (which you have hopefully started reading by now ~ grab your free chapter here if you haven’t already!) this does not need to be the case! In fact, birth can even be a calm and joyous experience!!
As someone who has personally crossed the bridge from intense fear to complete peace and power in childbirth and now helping other women around the world to cross the bridge with me, I can tell you that it can the most powerful and positively life- changing experience you will ever have!!
Meet me on TV here talking about my experience of a PAIN-FREE birth! (watch 2nd video interview)
Yet if you follow the media as your only frame of reference, then you have every reason to be afraid! All we ever hear are the horror stories or what goes ‘wrong.’ (negative stories are the only ones that make newsworthy headlines so that’s all we hear about) This only feeds the fear and keeps us trapped in the birth fear epidemic that is so prevalent in our modern society.
Meanwhile, Hollywood movies paint the picture of birth as a medical emergency rather than something that is absolutely normal (yet amazing) and can happen naturally and calmly.
I really feel that women now, more than ever, need to hear positive, inspiring stories to remedy this, to normalise and un-medicalise birth in their own minds (our thoughts create our reality!) and bring back the beauty, magic and miracle of this natural process that it truly is at it’s essence…. and restore our faith in mother nature and our own bodies to do what we are designed to do!
Remember this is nothing new, this is what women have been doing since the beginning of time. The truth is, women are gloriously capable of giving birth and just need to take good care of their well being, be properly informed and prepared, stay in their power, trust themselves and own their magnificence!
On that note, I have created a wonderful new blog series called **Birth Goddess in the Making, your weekly positive birth tips, insights and more, delivered with love** and it is my absolute pleasure and honour to invite you to join me for the ride!
Yours in owning your magnificence!
Birth Goddess: A Positive Birth Revolution