Birth Bold: B Is For Believe
When you read my posts, you may have noticed that I sign off with my name followed by “Birth Bold”. Well, I want to tell you more about that because the word “bold ” is an acronym for:
The next few posts will cover each one of these, starting today with the first letter “B” for Believe.
“B” = Believe in yourself!
Do you believe in yourself? Do you “believe” in your personal abilities, talents, and uniqueness? Do you believe in your abilities to give birth to a new, little, adorable, human being?
Do you doubt your body’s physical abilities to birth your baby? Do you listen to the negative, emotionally charged birth stories circulating out there and believe what happened to those women will happen to you?
What you believe in yourself influences what you experience in life
One of the biggest fears women have about giving birth is doubting their abilities to do it …
“I hope I can do it…”
There are two sides of you. The first is who you really are and what you believe to be true about yourself. Then there’s the side of you that falls prey to those beliefs about yourself that are not true – insecurities, perceptions of yourself that hold you back from doing things in your life – believing what others say instead of trusting what you know to be true or right for you . Where did these misconceptions come from and why is it so difficult to believe in yourself?
Outside the arena of pregnancy and birth, there is a whole bunch of people talking about the “Law of Attraction”, “Manifesting your dreams “, and sharing the teachings of Abraham-Hicks, Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy, etc. They all talk about believing in yourself to accomplish what you want in life.
Have you heard any of this kind of conversation? If you hang out on Facebook there are hundreds of posts “You can do it” type proclamations.
Why not for moms-to-be?
Why when it comes to pregnancy, labor, and birth, the idea of “Manifesting your birth experience” is considered by some, wacky.
It’s not. It has tremendous value. What you believe about your upcoming birth experience and even in parenting, will influence your experience, good or bad….
Your self-talk is powerful enough to potentially prolong or speed up your labor!
If you stop listening to the negative stories, stop reading the emotionally charged posts on baby/pregnancy websites, and just focus on you and your husband or partner, the more you’ll turn your focus on your experience and trusting what YOU feel and think. Because this IS your experience, only yours.
If you are less focused on those things that make you fearful and focus on how strong you are, believe in your body’s ability to birth, believe in your ability to mange your emotions and fears by learning methods that teach you how, have faith in the outcome of practicing what you learn, your beliefs and attitudes towards birth will shift for the better.
What you believe in yourself influences what you experience during labor
Think about what’s being said in this video ” ….
So. What do you think. Apply the concept to your upcoming birth experience, or even in parenting as a new mom, or even in your relationship with your husband, or partner.
What you believe, real or imagined, affects everything you do.
Tell me what you think. Post a comment below. Let’s talk about it.