When I tell people that I’ve created an on-line childbirth class to teach women how to have an empowered birth experience, I get strange looks – even from fellow birth workers.
“What is that? Why would anyone want or need an empowered birth? Healthy mom, healthy baby is all that matters right?”
To put it bluntly, umm, no.
Coming out of childbirth alive and having a live, healthy baby isn’t all that matters. Childbirth is bigger than that. In fact, it’s WAY bigger than that. And if you’d ask any mama that’s had an empowered birth, you might find out why.
Childbirth isn’t something that happens to your body exclusively. It has the potential to awaken a woman into a new level of existence. It’s a rite of passage. A point of no return.
That’s what it did for me, at least.
When I found out that I was pregnant for the first time, I knew I had a lot to learn.
The saying, turned verb “to google something” had just made it’s way into our vocabulary. So I think, for the first time, I “googled” something – childbirth classes in Idaho Falls, ID.
Yep, that’s where I was living at the time. And all I found was Bradley Method.
I contacted the instructor who in hindsight, was the one to get me started on the journey to becoming a birth worker in the first place. And I got her started into becoming a midwife, which she received her license a few years after attending my birth.
We helped each other out and obviously had a deal with the Universe to meet and inspire each other on our journeys. A girl from Covington, Louisiana in Idaho? Yeah, life was cray-cray then.