A few days ago, I came across this quote which I felt was appropriate for this blog. Pregnant mothers are often tempted to look for answers from professionals around them. They read books detailing what to expect at each step of their pregnancy. They attend antenatal classes to get answers about what labour will be like. They ask their midwives and doctor what they should do if labour does not unfold like they planned. In this search for answer, they often forget that the most important person in their journey is themselves. They have the answers to all the questions they ask and they should believe in themselves. Birth is a life changing experience and women instinctively possess the strengths and skills they need to bring their baby into the world.
I am not saying that medical intervention is not sometimes necessary. I am grateful that progress in science enables many mothers and babies to have a successful outcome when things get tough.
Mothers are brave, strong and smart but they don’t always believe it. So when preparing for the birth of their baby, they should look for that inner strength and learn to have faith in their ability to succeed.
So, believe in yourself. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think.