A lovely blogger, Aux Petits Oiseaux, that I recently found shared this fascinating site... One World Birth. It's a wealth of information from all of the greats in obstetrics and the natural child birthing movement to bring about a revolution. A revolution where women believe they are powerful enough to have a natural childbirth. To believe in yourself. It's a wonderful clip...very moving, I will be checking back to learn more as they continue on.
I think its a great source of information, just like Business of Being Born or Pregnant in America. Aux Petits Oiseaux kind of eluded to this as well, that while natural childbirth is wonderful not all women are able to. And most strive for natural and when they can't they feel like a failure. This is one of my fears. I want to have a natural childbirth but quite frankly I have no idea if I will be able to hack it... I've never done it before. I don't know what it will really be like. I don't want to come down on myself either if I can't. If I need an epidural or a c-section I want to be able to focus on my beautiful healthy child....not that I sucked at childbirth. But will this doubt in myself make it so that I don't feel like I am strong enough? For hypnobirthing do I have to believe in my abilities 100%?! My views are still evolving obviously. So I guess I will try to prepare myself for....anything and everything that could happen. And stay positive throughout it all. Easy right?!