“Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers – strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.”
It’s only fitting for me to be sitting here and obsessing about ‘the right’ impression to make to you all on my first blog post. I am constantly researching and ‘getting lost’ in birth blogs and videos and am a firm believer that all information, whether right or wrong in in my opinion, is good to have under your belt. To make informed decisions, as with anything in life, you must have all your points covered.
From the first time I found out what a Doula was, I knew that it was for me. The path to this point has been long and full of obstacles, at times, mirroring birth in many ways.
Recently, I had the amazing opportunity to screen More Business of Being Born: Special Deliveries put on by the Doula Services Association of B.C. with many other Doulas, Midwives and birth related professionals. The highly anticipated sequel in a box-set of four discs takes a more in-depth look at modern maternity care and takes you inside the touching birth stories of several well known celebrities. I am not saying that a high profile name makes their pregnancy or birth more important than anyone else’s but at some point we do have to concede that media plays a role in our everyday lives, no matter how much we resist it. Their stories are heartwarming and encouraging to any woman or couple, pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant in the future. The humility and passion they all express during their interviews leaves you feeling empowered. That being said, I keep wondering, What holds every woman back from achieving similar feelings during or after their births? Could this possibly be something we could all attain in our birth stories?