The connection between positive thinking and the body is so important and strong during pregnancy, childbirth, and even postpartum. We are at our most open and vulnerable during this time, so it stands to reason that the thoughts that we and others introduce to our psyche can have a lasting effect. This time period in someone’s life is often portrayed in popular culture as unpredictable, painful, and scary. Growing up, we tend to be told enough birth horror stories that by the time it’s our turn, we are so ingrained with the “what ifs” and negative expectations that these thoughts become our own emotional baggage.
Reframing the way that we look at childbirth and the time surrounding it, is one of the best gifts that we can give ourselves. Joy Kraynak of Joyful Birth Services and I will be collaborating again to help you make this shift at our upcoming Affirmations Workshop at Embrace Midwifery Care & Birth Center here in Richmond. During the FREE event, we’ll be not only discussing how to change our outlook, but also make an affirmations banner for you to focus on! The last few have been alot of fun!
Cristina Evans is a Mother of 3, Wife, & Birth Doula