Thursday, April 7, 2011

Giving Birth


We give donations, hugs, smiles and friendly advice. We give a little or a lot, depending on the situation.Giving is something we DO.

And a woman in labor gives birth. Give. It's an active verb. It is not passive. 

She does not need to "be delivered" of her child. She is not sick, nor is she in an emergency in most situations. She will birth the child herself.  Instead of an emergency, it is an emerg-ing. A child emerging from the comfort of the womb, a woman becomes a mother, as she gives birth.

Choose your birth team wisely and with care. Educate yourself about natural birth. Decide for yourself where this event should take place. Where you feel the safest is usually the best place for you.

Do not align yourself with any birth professional that does not support your right to give birth in a way that feels right to you. 

Believe in birth.

Believe in yourself.

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