Affirmation Monday #12

"Giving birth should be your greatest achievement, not your greatest fear."

There seems to be a whole lot of fear surrounding birth in the Western world these days. The media's portrayal of birth most of the time is definitely not helpful. 

This fear that you have leads to a very dangerous, vicious cycle called Fear-Tension-Pain. It's normal of course, to be scared of the unknown, but try instead to shift those thoughts into a positive tone.

Try thinking instead "Wow! I'm going to achieve something incredible!".

Do you think marathon runners go into races thinking about how scared they are? No! They train hard, for a long time, because they have the passion and the dedication to pull this off.

Yes, it will be hard work, yes it may hurt. But those are nothing to fear.
It's something you'll be proud of yourself for. You're going to conquer your labour and birth!

You'll look back and say "I did it.".

Many people liken giving birth to running a marathon. Nicole Lyons crossing the finish line.

Many people liken giving birth to running a marathon. Nicole Lyons crossing the finish line.