Friday, November 14, 2008

So, yesterday's brief post about ballet got me thinking about something.

I'm not afraid of childbirth. Nor labour.

And I can't believe that.

I hate pain. I'm terrified when I think things are going to hurt. And from what I understand, childbirth HURTS!

So why am I not afraid? I don't get it. Am I out of my body? Am I not feeling?

Nope.

It simply will be what it will be. It is what it is.

I'm a woman. My body was made for this. There's wisdom in the body that far outweighs the wisdom of thinking. And I trust my body.

And I trust the baby. They know what to do. They know how to get out. And if they're stuck, that's where the doctor's come in. And they know what they're doing. They know how to help mom and baby. (My birth plan starts with, SAFETY FIRST.)

And I trust nature. It knows what it's doing. Nature is nature.

It is what it is.

Simple as that.

S.

1 comment:

Lexi said...

A friend of mine who is an obstetrics nurse said to me about child birth: "Listen to your monkey, it knows what to do!" We get too wrapped up in reading about things, depending on technology/science etc (and don't get me wrong, as the recipient of an emergency c-section I'm not knocking science!) that we forget to listen to our bodies. Sounds like you're on the right track!

 
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