I have been missing blogging daily here and there, my mind has been focused on trusting this process of birth, naturally in my last month. I don’t believe we live in a society where this time is respected or revered as much as it should. There are minds that think I should have no right to choose or decline what they consider “care”. They are people who believe this is a condition, that women’s bodies aren’t capable. They are men who view pregnancy as this foreign experience. in all its beauty it is sometimes not so glamorous. They are doctors who have no time, no patience, no understanding or real sense of what is taking place. Feeling tearful, stressed, pressured and afraid are the last things I need.
The only one who can truly know is a mother and her baby, going through this together. I have been shifting and expanding in unrecognizable ways. I am finding a stronger, bolder voice. I am wiser, I am more confident in my understanding. I am secure in my right of choice. Birth is no different from any other function of life, going to the bathroom, feeling hungry, needing rest. By tuning in, living well, living whole, caring for self, taking time, honoring you, listening to your body, connecting to nature, eating clean, balancing your life, birth comes easily. Trusting that is everything. MY affirmation to myself:
I AM supported, safe, well, healthy and able. I love this place where I have arrived thanks to both of my daughters.
I can’t wait to meet my new baby, with or without their definition of help, because she is coming regardless and as everyone knows, babies know when they are ready to be born. She clearly was meant to be here, a whole new little person, to impact the world in some special way, as do we all.
The Lotus flower representing rebirth