Life Is Unpredictable
I’ve been teaching a lot lately and I have to say I have been a tad frustrated as an educator. Simply because I do not have ESP or a “crystal ball” to peer into to tell women what their birth experience will be like.
I have no idea!
Yet, when we leave our homes every morning to go to work, are we fretting about it? No.
Certainly some things are routine and you know basically what to expect in your life. But, the fact is EVERY DAY is different! EVERY DAYis unpredictable. And, yes, every day may seem the same in some ways, but if you pay attention to it you’ll see how different each day is – even within your routine.
Your alarm goes off at 6:00 AM. You lingered in bed longer than you did yesterday. You may be late when you were early yesterday. Your co-workers today are grumpy, yet yesterday work was fun and productive – good “moods” seemed to be every where. And so on ..
It’s the moments, little snips of time that we live through daily that hold the nuance of something different than the day before. Many times we can’t even remember how the day went – yesterday …
So when it comes to childbirth… the only thing you can count on is yourself and understanding the process of birth. The structure, the process, everything else is unpredictable.
You WILL have a baby!
Do I know when exactly they (medical staff) will take baby to the nursery? No! Why? Because life is unpredictable, how could I possibly, exactly know? No! People are unpredictable.. maybe the birthing facility is short on staff and they need to take baby to the nursery sooner than usual .. will I know that? N0.
I can only teach what things are and how things work, teach you skills for coping with the inexpected and change …. a way to use your thinking for more productive thoughts ….
Women who are obsessed with wanting to know every single detail are displaying inflexibility in thought and behavior, which can lead to a stressful birthing experience.
Is this you?
Birth and live bold,
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