I have recently been to a Blessing Way Ceremony (for those wondering what that is – it’s the granola version of a baby shower), and I had to share some insight into the journey that lays ahead.
My three pieces of advice to guide you through labour:
- Let go and surrender. It is our natural tendency to tense up and contract when faced with uncertainly and discomfort. Release your tension and release your voice.
- Trust your body. Jump into the wave of your contraction rather than meeting it with resistance. Your body will know what to do; it was designed for this.
- Find your warrior. There is a point when you will feel like you can’t go on. You are Strong. You are Brave. You are a Warrior. You are a Mother.
And at the end of your journey, when the baby is lying on your chest, all you will feel is love. Pure joy will ooze from every pore and touch everyone you meet. Your life will instantly have a new meaning and you will love like there is no other. I am so excited for you to join the secret club of motherhood. Other mothers will now give you the nod and look of “hey – I understand” as you walk the streets with baby in tow. It’s not always an easy journey, but it is the greatest journey.
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