While it is impossible to know all the elements that influence our perception of birth, our thoughts and intentions can be powerful shapers of our birth experience. Imagining the conditions under which we wish to birth is an empowering experience in pregnancy. While many aspects of our birth and delivery are beyond our control, we can manage our own minds and expectations: herein lies tremendous power. How we envision our birth matters even if it doesn’t go exactly as we imagine it.
This week, we asked our mamas-to-be…
“What words would you use to describe your ideal birth?”
These were the answers we received: