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Wednesday, December 30, 2009


This may seem like a weird video to put on a birthing blog, but I find we need the same sort of thing presented in this video when we are laboring. Not that we always need to smile, but to be filled with love, hope, and peace helps so much during this time. Not only that, but we also need to feel like our choices are validated, that what we are going is right and good. So here's your validation for the all mothers, you are beautiful and heroic. So I encourage you all to take this to heart....our little ones deserve to come into this world with a smile:)

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Birth is a Journey: Does it have to be life changing?

  • One woman might have to climb on an overfilled boat, risking her life and nearly dying as she escapes over the ocean to come to this land. This experience could certainly be life altering. It may very well color the rest of her life, positively or negatively. (I overcame this amazing struggle and here I am triumphant! OR Holy crap, that was SO hard I don’t know if I can go on! By the way, neither response is “right”. No one would judge the woman with the 2nd response.)
  • One woman may buy an airplane ticket, sit on a comfortable 747 and fly to America with a nice smooth flight and landing. She is happy to be in America. Those welcoming her are glad she is here safe and sound. She may only travel by plane 2-4 times in her life, so it is pretty memorable. But the journey itself probably wouldn’t be life changing; it would simply be a journey.
  • One woman may learn to fly an ultra-light plane to lead a flock of geese into America teaching them to migrate. This experience could certainly be empowering and life altering.