As a new mum, you’re taken in in a whirlwind of events and emotions. Strangers and relatives alike give you advice on pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding (or not) and child-rearing. Their advice is often more driven by their own experiences than genuine interest in what YOU want. People feel the need to touch your bump. You are told to start shopping early, but not too early, there are hospital appointments to attend…
In the midst of all this, take the time to breathe. Pregnancy is a very special time in the life of a woman. Pregnancy is a sacred time.
Slow down. Take the time to think about yourself and your baby. Focus your attention on this new life growing inside you.
As new mothers, we are often encouraged to leave our health in the hands of health professionals but only YOU know THIS baby as intimately. By the time your baby is born, you have already spent nine months together, sleeping, eating, going to work, breathing together… Once you focus your attention on yourself, you can learn to listen and trust your instincts.
Listening and trusting your instincts can greatly help you during labour, birth and when your child is born.
Enjoy your pregnancy, it’s a very special time indeed.
A baby is born.
A mother is born.