Welcoming your child in 2020

31 March 2020

Many women tend to enter their own bubble to connect with their body and baby. A normal preparation just before you confidently and calmly welcome your precious baby.

By our partner BellyBuddy
 
 
Spring 2020 has just begun and as nature awakes, the flowers blossom and the sun welcomes us to go outside, we need to stay inside for the love of our friends, family and many others we don’t know. The air outside is clear, but the air in our minds is foggy and maybe even as dark as the night. And while on the outside, in our daily lives everything became so different, on the inside a miracle is taking place. Nature in all its force is demanding us people to hold still, to listen, to evaluate our actions. But this same nature is, at the same time, lovingly helping you creating your most precious creation, your baby!
 
Dear pregnant women, your baby knows nothing about all the hassle in the outside world. It develops, plays and grows the same as always in the safety of your body. Your body with it’s strong uterus muscle and the sealed amniotic sac is protecting this amazing creation. Immediately after you bring the ‘ingredients’ together, your natural instincts took over. Without your permission or influence your body started the proces of developing a new life. And it continued even though the world is upside down. Isn’t that amazing?!
 
I understand the difficulty of trusting those instincts and processes in your own body. You have no control over them. You can’t influence them, in positive or negative way. Because even your fear has not stopped this proces. And yet fear entered our world in a way it hasn’t done before. However your inner ability to create and give birth to your beautiful child will always be there! Inside of you! And you as a mother, will do anything to protect your baby and make decisions for the benefit of your baby’s health. Trust those instincts and learn to listen and understand them. Let people around your (your partner, midwife, friends) help you to activate this skills. Let them help you trust and dare to do the opposite when you experience the emotion fear. Choose love! 
 
I can tell you one thing, nature has chosen oxytocin as the star player in childbirth. Oxytocin is one of our vital hormones in life and is related to our peace and calm system. Within that same system lies our inner strength, our flexibility, our love. I believe we need this hormone now more than ever! 
 
Choose love over fear! 
 
Perhaps staying inside your house is one step closer to enter your inner self. Many women tend to enter their own bubble to connect with their body and baby. A normal preparation just before you confidently and calmly welcome your precious baby.
 
Have a wonderful Birthing Day!
 
With love,
 
Marieke