An Empowered Moment
In my Mindful Birth and Pregnancy class, I had asked for feedback of what we had been talking about. We were talking about labor and specifically, the contractions. Becaue that is the labor. One contraction comes and ends and you’re just fine in between…
This one mom said “I feel empowered”.
“Why is that” I asked.
“Because I understand now how labor works and I’ll be ok during the contractions and when it’s over. Because I know now contractions don’t last forever … I can so this”
There is a real misunderstanding of labor and birth circulating out there. Most of what you’ll hear is the emotional side of the experience from women who didn’t have a good experience, women who like to complaine about it. That’s their right.
But to keep a realistic picture of what can be for yourself, avoid the drama – it’s everywhere.
You can have a satisfying birth experience! You have to believe it!
Understanding how your body works, that it’s not out to “get” you or cause you “pain” will add to your belief that you can have a positive birth experience.
And remember, “labor pain” is a purposful discomfort, one with a mission, that is temporary.
You can do it and feel impowered!