Hehe Stewart is the founder of Tranquility Birth Services in Boston, MA. She is a doula/birth educator and the owner and creator of The Birth Lounge, a membership that helps birthing people prepare for birth and avoid trauma. Hehe believes that 99% of birth trauma can be avoided and is working to make that a reality.
Today I wanted to talk about not just avoiding birth trauma, but how empowering birth can be.
Your birth is not only going to transform who you are, but it is now an integral part of your identity. It is everything. It is the way that you started out motherhood, it is the way that you bonded with your child. It is the way you reconnected with your spouse. It is the way that you have more children and bond with those children and bond with your grandchildren. It is how you parent your children in their adulthood. It is so cyclical.
We’ve got to go back to the parent/child bonding and that starts in birth. The way that you have your baby is every bit connected to you as a parent and we have to start rewriting that narrative. It is imperative. The story that we have right now is not good. It’s garbage. We have to turn it around. We have to rewrite a different ending. We have to.
How can I make my birth an empowering experience?
Find a provider that is right for you.
Hire a doula. Find someone that will be that buffer and make you feel heard.
Birth Hurts, but YOU CAN DO IT.
Know your options, for everything.
Know that birth can be a positive and empowering experience.
Be an educated consumer.
It will require some work on your part, but you can have your ideal labor and birth. It is 1000% in reach.
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