Do you feel like a birth goddess?
Most women giving birth these days don’t.
In today’s society we have unrealistic expectations of weight gain during pregnancy, massive amounts of fear around labor and birth, and lack of support and judgment from family and friends for birth plans that aren’t the norm.
All this makes feeling like a birth goddess super difficult since most of us don’t have access to practices to keep us feeling adored, feminine, sacred, wild, connected, and celebrated while pregnant.
Women didn’t always experience the kind of disempowerment and dissociation from our bodies that we do during pregnancy and birth.
Although the disempowerment and dissociation have been going on for quite some time, we can look back to some of the ancient cultures to learn what they did to feel empowered, connected, and celebrated.
In my previous blog, I told you about 3 common blockages to having an empowering birth experience. For the next 2 weeks, I’ll be going more in depth into each of those blockages and how you can get past and heal them.
The first blockage is that women in our culture are disconnected from their bodies.
We end up giving birth in positions that don’t support us and we’re never quite sure what to do in the moment because we can’t connect to anything that feels good or “right”.
And often, there’s the inferior factor involved that keeps women plastered to those hospital beds.
This is not what an empowered birth goddess experiences during labor and birth.
There’s a way to reconnect while you’re pregnant that can help you regain awareness of your pelvic space and inner root voice.
There’s a way that you can get past the feeling of inferiority toward your medical provider.
There’s a way that you can be so connected, in tune and turned on to what’s going on inside of your body that anything outside becomes nothing more than a distraction.
In this space, you become the expert of your own body and baby. You know what to do and you WILL do it unapologetically.
Now, that’s the kind of birth that a women in touch with her inner birth goddess experiences.
There’s no attachment to an outcome, there’s no choke holding your birth plan. This is the space where you allow and receive according to your own inner wisdom and guidance.
Cause, the truth is, only you can really know what’s best for you and your baby.
So, you’re probably on pins and needles screaming c’mon Lacey, just tell me what to do to be like THAT!
Well, getting in touch with your inner birth goddess starts with Embodiment practices.
An embodiment practice is simply practicing being who you want to be.
When you embody being a birth goddess, you:
- FEEL good in your body
- Know how to receive, not just give
- Are clear about your desires for your birth
- Unapologetically ask for what you want
- Honor the urges of your body during labor, and
- Feel safe, grounded and supported while pregnant and giving birth
When you make a habit of embodying your inner birth goddess, you WILL consider your birth empowering regardless of how it happens.
One specific embodiment practice that you’re already familiar with is Dance.
DANCE BABY DANCE!
Dancing is the easiest, most natural way to get out of your head and into your body.
Dancing reconnects you to what you’re feeling. What is your body asking for? What does your body need from you? Does it need to move a certain way? Does it need nourishment? Does it need to speak up?
Dancing is such an easy way for you to get in touch with your root voice and desire.
Did you know that belly dancing was actually a way for women to teach other women how to give birth?
Yeah, it wasn’t for men. It was for getting babies out. Crazy huh?
Even the ancient cultures recognized that movement was important in birthing. If labor stalled, forget a bed. The midwives would tell you to get up and move!
Your body holds an incredible amount of wisdom that goes completely untapped in most women’s lives. It’s my goal for every mother-baby to reconnect with the inherent wisdom in her body before giving birth.
It just so happens that I’m 2 feet deep in getting out to you my new empowered birth online class. In it, I’ve devoted an entire module to teaching you several embodiment practices to reconnect you with your body and your divine feminine essence.
The whole class is designed to teach you what it takes to feel empowered through this most sacred event of pregnancy and birth. In short, and in the bigger scheme of things, it teaches you how to reclaim your feminine power not only in childbirth, but for your entire life.
This isn’t your traditional, generic childbirth class where they teach you about how birth happens, what to expect, how to choose a birth team and write a birth plan.
You are SO PAST THAT!
I know that you already know those things. And if you don’t, I know you’re the kind of women that will read up on it yourself.
You want something more, and I’m hell bound and determined to get it to you sometime in the first quarter of 2016.
Until then, I’m completely enthralled over Stephanie Larson’s Dancing for Birth. I want you to check it out and start an embodiment practice today. Do yourself a favor and go buy a dancing for birth dvd to get started.
Don’t forget to download my free eBook Bringing Back Empowered Birth: Reclaim Your Feminine Power in Childbirth. You’ll also get notified as soon as a new post is up and receive updates on the empowered birth online class registration opening. So, sign up here!
With so much love,