Are you nuts?
Somebody thought of that
And someone believed it
Look what it's done so far..."
Yeah, I just geeked out on "The Rainbow Connection."
Kermit was singing about wishing on a star, dreaming, and magic. Believing something so much that it changes things. Because that is what belief does. It changes things.
The truth is, somewhere along the way, people began believing that birth is broken. It goes right along with our idea of human bodies generally being broken. The cure? Well, handily enough for the parties involved, we need medications of all sorts to right what is wrong. We need to buy lots of things. Guess who thought of that? Guess who believed it? And yes, just look what it's done so far.
Believe me when I say to you, my dear wise friends, that we have been lied to. The gossip is wrong. The cure is the disease. And our friend birth, she has been sickened, but she's still strong.
It's time to think of birth in a different way.
Birth is the beginning of a journey, a journey that will call on your last reserves of strength and determination. This journey will make you cry. It will also bring you joy, more joy than you ever thought possible.
I have seen birth like this:
This is their marathon, their mountain, the culmination of years and moments. There are few moments this powerful in life. Clarity and purpose and the very essence of life are shown to us here, in this place of raw emotion, and life is begun again.
The birth I know is powerful and primal. The birth I know is safe and calm and peaceful. It is also challenging and it is hard, and it will rock your world. It will change you. It is profound. And it is supposed to be all those things.
What did you think you were signing up for with this life business anyway? This whole parenting thing is not for wimps. But you have what it takes. You were built for this.
So why natural birth? Because we're up for it. We're ready to show up and we're ready to put everything we have into what we believe. In a world that tells us we're broken, we must trust that small voice inside that says we're not. We must give her a chance to prove what she can do.
We can grow a whole person in our bodies. We can nourish that person and protect that person and we can sure as hell bring that person out of our bodies and into our loving, waiting, and strong arms.
New mom Ashley writes: "We are calmer, happier parents after using hypnosis for child birth and I think our baby is calmer and happier as a result. I am 100% confident that learning hypnosis will help us for the rest of our lives. I would highly recommend this class to any expectant parent, whether first time or fourth!"
To your blissful birth and baby-raising,
Laura and Shelley
Co-founders of Blissborn Natural Birth Programs