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There are two types of women ... those who are pregnant and those who are not pregnant. Once you become pregnant you join this exclusive group ... pregnant women, mothers-to-be, expectant mom. No matter how you say it you are either in this exclusive group or out of it.
There is only one way out of that group ... giving birth. Yes, a termination, miscarriage, labor + vaginal birth, labor + Caesarean delivery or non-laboring Caesarean.
What do all forms of 'birth' have in common? It is an activity only pregnant women do whether they birth at home or hospital, with midwife or doctor, with heaps of medical care or very natural. No matter how you birth, it is an activity.
What other activities do you do? Drive a car? Cook? Do your job? Do a sport? Take care of your kids? Have a hobby? Do you do any of these activities without skills? You might. And how do you feel when you have to do something and don't have the skills to do it well or reasonably well? You feel terrible usually, awkward, insecure and definitely not empowered.
When you have a skill to do an 'activity' don't you feel more confident and better about yourself, experience pride, feel dignity and sometimes incredibly empowered? Here's the reality. No one has told you that giving birth is no different from other activities. You have to do it. But you're going to do it infrequently.
It's simpler than you think to learn the skills to prepare your pregnant body to become a birthing body. It's simpler than you think to learn the birth skills to successfully work through your baby's birth journey no matter where you birth, no matter with whom you birth and no matter what is happening to or around you.
Your role is simple really. Become a skilled birthing mother-to-be. Then use your birth skills as you do this incredible activity that moves you from 'becoming' a mom to 'being' a mom. As a skilled birthing mother, you'll feel more skilled with your newborn.