Bathe your mind, body and spirit in positive birth stories!

How many horrific birth stories have you heard and seen on TV? Unfortunately, our society is hypnotized by the idea that birth should be painful and challenging.  The seeds of fear spread from people sharing their terrible birth experiences to other women so they go into it thinking of all the bad things that “could” happen. So much focus is put on the hardships and potential difficulties arising during birth. What chance are we giving ourselves for a beautiful birth experience if what we expect is pain and suffering? In some cultures no negative word is uttered to the pregnant woman so that she and her baby will be surrounded by good on their birth journey.  I believe this to be true. There is a chemical and physical response in our bodies with every thought that goes on in our minds. This response may be miniscule or it may even stop your heart depending on the power of your thinking.  When you think scary thoughts, your heart rate will speed up, eyes will dilate, the hair at the back of your neck will stand up and your body will definitely not function optimally. During birth, the key is to allow your body to do what it is designed to do and the best way to do that is to relax and TRUST the process. If you have your mind running on the things that could possibly go wrong that message will manifest in your body. So, why not ban the stories that will limit your potential to having a beautiful, wonderful birth experience. What do we have to lose by downloading only positive information to empower ourselves during this most amazing time of creation? Why not train our mind that birth is the most natural instinct that we inherently own? We need to remind ourselves that our body’s intelligence knows how to make a  human being just as it knows how to birth it. We just need to get out of our own way!  Here is a great site with great stories. Read, listen and see ONLY positive, empowering, and beautiful births and witness how you feel. It’s the best thing you can do to prepare for your journey! http://tellmeagoodbirthstory.com/

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