Sunday, April 10, 2011

Inner Knowing

The knowledge of how to give birth without outside intervention lies deep within each woman. Successful childbirth depends on an acceptance of the process.
Suzanne Arms

When a woman believes in her body's ability to give birth, she opens herself to the power and amazing adventure of birthing. She possesses an inner knowing, a primal knowlege at the gut or heart level. However, in our frantic and fear driven world, that message is questioned, ridiculed, despised. As a childbirth educator, one of my main messages to the strong, capable women who come to my classes, is that they already have everything they need. Within their own heart and body are the strength and wisdom to birth their baby. 

Confidence needs to replace fear.
Surrender to replace control.
Respect to override unnecessary interference.

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