Collective Wisdom: Describing our Ideal Birth

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While it is impossible to know all the elements that influence our perception of birth, our thoughts and intentions can be powerful shapers of our birth experience.  Imagining the conditions under which we wish to birth is an empowering experience in pregnancy.  While many aspects of our birth and delivery are beyond our control, we can manage our own minds and expectations: herein lies tremendous power.  How we envision our birth matters even if it doesn’t go exactly as we imagine it.

This week, we asked our mamas-to-be…

“What words would you use to describe your ideal birth?”

These were the answers we received:

 

Calm

Peaceful

Encouraging

Empowering

Uneventful

Fully Present

Easy

Beautiful

Strength

Safe

Normal

Uncomplicated

Quiet

Confident

Supported

Serene

Sacred

Trust

 

 

 

What words would you use to describe your ideal birth experience?

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