Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fear in Childbirth

This movie was shared on my facebook and it's just too powerful of a message not to share.
It is a short little film that talks about the fear in childbirth. In my quest for knowledge on pregnancy, childbirth and the such i have found that many women these days are afraid of childbirth. Why? Why are women so afraid of something our bodies are made to do? Do we not have faith in our creator that he (or she if that is what you believe) would know what they are doing to make it possible to birth our offspring safely? Yes, childbirth is painful, sometimes, very very very painful, but something we must remember is that this pain is *doing* something. It has a reason. The pain of childbirth is productive. And it won't last forever (even though when you are in the moment it is hard to remember that). Remembering these things can help get us through our labors.
As for the other fears that surround birth (and there are many) i have this to say. It is of the upmost importance that you select a caregiver who is going to work WITH you to achieve the best pregnancy and birth that you possibly can. You need a caregiver who is willing to take the time to explain everything to you and answer any questions you have and not make you feel stupid or silly for asking them.
It is also important that you do research for yourself! You need to educate yourself. Knowledge is power! Read everything that you can get your hands on! The more i learned about how my body is meant to work, the less fear i had in the birthing process..
I hope that i am making some sort of sense, but i'm afraid that i'm not saying things as clearly as i would like. But, i have a fussy baby on my chest right now that needs attention and so i will end this post here and perhaps i'll go into more details later.
Please watch the video and share your comments :)


Cherylyn said...

What a wonderful video! Thank you so much for sharing it! I'll be passing this along on my blog and facebook fan page :)

Jillyn said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it Cherylyn and thank you for passing it on! It's a powerful message that needs to be shared!