Affirmation Monday #2

"You will get there when you are meant to get there & not one moment sooner. So relax, breathe, and be patient"

Labour is something you cannot rush. We can try as hard as we can to plan around it, or speed it up, or do whatever we can to get to the finish line, but in the end your baby will be born when he is ready. 

Trying to rush things will only cause problems. For example, agreeing to a pitocin drip while you are hardly in labour yet, just to 'speed things up', will usually result in an epidural way too soon, and then failure to progress. 

If we let our bodies birth at the pace they want to, and not intervene to make it more 'convenient', we'll end up with a lot less c-sections and a lot more empowered women who choose how and when they want to birth. 

Patience is a huge part of labour and birth. It can be tough, but it will be so worth it.