This is what my body was designed to do.
Relax, breathe, open.
My body is opening wide to let my baby out.
My body is not broken. I can do this.
I am a strong woman.
Soon I will meet you, baby.
I accept myself completely, here and now.
I am completely relaxed and comfortable.
I am doing this exactly right and exactly as nature intended.
My body knows what to do. I will surrender fully and completely.
Ride the wave [of the contraction].
I trust my body to birth my baby.
“It seems that many health professionals involved in antenatal care have not realized that one of their roles should be to protect the emotional state of pregnant women.”
~Michel Odent, M.D.
“Giving birth should be your greatest achievement not your greatest fear.”
~ Jane Weideman
“If I don’t know my options, I don’t have any.”
~ Diana Korte
“The power and intensity of your contractions cannot be stronger than you, because it is you.”
“Muscles send messages to each other. Clenched fists, a tight mouth, a furrowed brow, all send signals to the birth-passage muscles, the very ones that need to be loosened. Opening up to relax these upper-body parts relaxes the lower ones.”
~William and Martha Sears