How do you stand for yourself during pregnancy and birth?
How do you navigate a system that may not align with your desires?
How do you engage with your providers and support team to ensure you are seen and honored?
These are BIG questions when you are preparing for birth and absolutely ESSENTIAL if you want an Ecstatic Birth.
In this Conversation to Transform Birth with Women and Newborn Health Specialist, Tamara Hawkins we dive deep into empowerment and self-advocacy in pregnancy and birth.
As Tamara so beautifully articulates, our greatest power does not come from standing strong and fighting for what we want no matter who gets in our way… (though I personally do love that level of ferocity!) but from connecting to the humanity within ourselves and others.
“My recent birth with my second son Silver was the most ecstatic experience of my life bringing me closer to divine bliss than ever before. I birthed on my own terms, in my garden, inspired and supported by the wild elements around me.
The birth was a devotional act, a deep bow and surrender to our great Mother, The Divine creatrix and in total reverence to all mothers past and future. I somehow felt it my duty and honour to dedicate Silver’s birth as a reclamation of women’s body and wild soul, honouring the journey as a primal act of ancient feminine wisdom and divine connection.
Watch this Conversation to Transform Birth with Charlotte Eastaugh, Mother, Yogini, Performer, Whisperer of the Wilds, and Sacred Sexuality Coach.
I’m getting a little tired of all this talk about how we can survive the pandemic. How about you?
Yes, survival is a basic requirement to live but I don’t want to live to just survive. I want to live to THRIVE.
The desire to THRIVE is full of implicit privilege when many people are struggling to survive. This has always been true, even in our pre-covid19 reality.
Feeling guilty about our privilege serves no one. Keeping ourselves stuck in survival mode serves no one.
I believe it is our RESPONSIBILITY to thrive and use our privilege and responsibility to create the change we want to see in the world, to bring our gifts to our children, communities and clients.
The low bar of SURVIVAL has governed our medical system in relation to childbirth for too long. Ironically, all the interventions designed to help us survive actually create WORSE outcomes, not better, when they are overused.
The women who are raising the next generation of humanity deserve better… they deserve a system that holds a higher bar, one that allows them to THRIVE.
That is not greedy or selfish or unrealistic… quite the opposite. What no one is talking about is that the very conditions that allow a birthing mom to thrive address and TRANSCEND survival.
Childbirth can be an experience you ENJOY (rather than endure). I can show you how.
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