Since the beginning of time women have held one truly united honor, the gift of bringing new life into the world. Often women feel an overwhelming sense of destiny after birthing their child and share a feeling of connectedness to all mothers.
She feels a sense of purpose, “This is what I’m here to do. I was made for this”.
These feelings in many way confirm the blueprint and geneticism of the female rite.
In modern society this ‘sense’ is all too uncommon. A stronger trend is one of fear of the birth process.
Social stories that have been passed down recent generations have fed this fear, and the medical approach towards birth as a medical condition that needs intervention has only solidified the prevalent belief that birth is a scary and/or unpredictable medical emergency.
Research has estimated that up to 95 percent of women can safely give birth without medical interventions. (Wikipedia – Natural Childbirth) A minority of women may need some kind of medical help during birth, and thankfully these resources exist.
But in many cases these interventions are unnecessary and can often lead to undesirable outcomes for mother and baby, and thus feed the negative cycle of birth fear that exists today.
In most cases, the birthing process takes over and performs as a perfectly designed mechanism. The process has shown to be wise and reliable for the majority of women.
The current climate of fear for the birth process is hindering mothers from experiencing the fullness of their due rite, and the incredible feeling of accomplishment and empowerment that comes with it.
As individuals and a society it is time to replace that fear with trust and respect for the process that has worked all throughout time, and brought each one of us here today.
Honoring birth for what it has been and continues to be, a Mother’s Sacred Path….
“Natural Childbirth.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 10 Feb. 2013. Web. 17 Feb. 2013