Birth is not only an initiation into a new stage of life and a new identity for the baby but also for the mother. It can set us on the right or wrong foot to start this journey. I’ve experienced both and I know if my first birthing experience was negative, my life’s trajectory would have changed.
My birthing experience with my oldest was empowering, for lack of a better word. I was able to advocate for myself throughout the labor, had the support of my husband and the delivery team and had a vaginal breech delivery, which is unfortunately harder and harder to come by these days. I entered motherhood with about a dozen or so guests in the room – doctors, nurses and students – who came to witness a breech vaginal birth.
However you birth a child, you deserve to enter motherhood with a sense of wonder and awe with yourself. If we were to really sit down and examine childbirth, our minds would be blown! The cervix is only that big?! The pain is how bad?! The needle goes into the spine?! The amount of power and inner strength that it takes to create and birth a human in every scenario is undeniably super human.
I love working with clients around birth and time in the womb. The power represented during those times is palpable. If there are any, the ruptures call for repair and reconciliation so that we can feel more whole.
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