Here is today's thought to share with you:
I have had the pleasure of connecting with Rhondda Evans Hartman, RN over the last few months, thanks to her new book Natural Childbirth Exercises for Your Best Birth Possible.
She was a participant in The Childbirth Summit in October of 2013. Many of those videos are still available for free on Vimeo. HERE is a link to Rhondda's conversation with Dr. Rob Coombs.
This quote comes from that talk, and I think it beautifully encompasses the goal of The Bradley Method®. Our bodies are beautifully designed to give birth. Especially if you are healthy and low-risk, You Can Do This. I hope you will take the time to reflect on these words and embrace them through your birth journey.
Another idea to piggyback on this is to Trust Your Instinct. If you are going through your labor and your gut instinct tells you that it's time to make choices outside of what is on your Wish List, listen. There is a time and a place to use interventions appropriately, should they be the ones that you need for a Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby outcome.
A little background about Rhondda: She was in charge of running the hospital classes for Dr. Bradley, and her focus was on getting mothers physically ready for the act of natural birth, as well as encouraging them on their journey. The exercises she designed for her classes are timeless; they are still the ones that we teach to our students today.
See Rhondda's book HERE
Do you have a mantra that helped to center you for your birth journey?
P.S. Do you love today's image as much as I do? It was designed by one of our alumni dads - thank you, Jon, for bringing Rhondda's words and my visions to life!
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