Reading this took me right back to the hours before my son was born 🥰
‘one thing i have witnessed, and always loved about birth, is that birth will take you to your limits and then take you over them. when a birthing woman is nearly 7/8 centimetres, characteristically known as transitioning, she will undoubtedly say, think or feel ‘i can’t do this anymore’.”
often time the feeling will manifest itself into those words, a moment of crying, a feeling of wanting to flee or a frantic look. it’s when she begins to feel the birth has become stronger than her…
however, it is at this moment something magical happens. the woman ‘is’ the birth, and at this moment she digs down deep and finds that strength she never knew she had.
when things feel at their toughest, a transformation begins and it preps women for the challenging days and years that lie ahead.
there is a surge of hormones that cascade through her body, adrenaline and oxytocin, and within a few contractions her body spontaneously begins pushing and she finishes the work that is needed to bring her baby. she has just proven herself to herself.
often times the expression is “i did it” or “i can’t believe i just did that”...
yes, you did that mama, that strength and power was you. what you have now is an empowered mother, ready to meet the demands of motherhood. 🙌🏽
so many of you have asked for my birth story, and i’d love to share when i get the time to piece it all together.. but our boston arrived in 8 hours, with no intervention or pain relief. so proud all of the work i put in during the lead up, with training, breathing and mindset. but most of all i couldn’t have done it without my amazing husband right by my side, the hypnobirthing tools shari @belly2birth
taught us, our midwife anna & ob dr. drew ✨