Surrender…

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“Here, this Mother Goddess holds her creation tenderly, sending all her love the way of the developing little soul inside her protective womb. This lovely piece by artist Sigrid Herr conveys a magical time not too long before the actual birth/creation takes place” – http://www.goddessgift.net

Surrender…to the Earth, feel her support you & embrace you as you feel grounded & centred…to Gravity, as you move, stretch, breathe and let the forces of Nature guide you through the sensations of your labour, allowing gravity to ease your baby’s passage Earthside.  Surrender to your body…let your instinct and goddess-nature take over, about letting go of “doing” or “trying” and just letting this great pure effort pour from you.  Surrender is not submission…

Understand your choices: know what your choices are, be clear with your birth partner what you choose ahead of time…

Rights…know them, and if needs be, assert them…birthrightsmore reading 

Relax…smile, laugh, remember sphincter law and let that oxytocin flow…

Enjoy…ask those you love & trust to be with you on this journey…listen to your favourite music, have something to hand with your favourite scent, one that evokes delightful memories and happy times…

Necessary interventions save lives: you will know if intervention is needed, trust your instincts, ask questions if you need to & be sure you feel fully informed…if there is a true emergency & there is not time to talk, you will know it was necessary…support after the birth may be vital to your confidence as a new mother, never be afraid to seek it…if you feel traumatised there is help available…

Delight…in the everyday miracle of your pregnant body and the wonders of childbirth…feel those sensations, know that each one brings your baby closer to your arms, this is the beginning of an awfully big adventure…

Expect to be treated like a goddess: you should feel like the most important person in the room…

Recognise…the strong, wise, powerful woman & mother that you are.

Surrender does not require weakness, it requires an open heart and a quiet mind.  Prepare yourself to be amazed by what your body and your baby can do…time & waves work wonders, breathe and let them do their thing…

OMx 

 

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