Birth affirmations are a wonderful way to keep your mind in a good place before and during birth. This free website has some printable coloring pages with some great affirmations. There are even some specifically for waterbirth! If you have had a traumatic birth in the past or maybe it's your first one or you just want to enter birth in a very mindful way she also has a free workbook of sorts to work through. There is also a color book about homebirth to read to kids about ages 2-6 or so. All absolutely free! How cool is that?
“There is no other organ quite like the uterus. If men had such an organ they would brag about it. So should we.”
-Ina May Gaskin
Seriously, think about it. Your uterus prepares faithfully every month until it receives a baby. It then increases in size by 20 times, holds a new life and everything it needs for nine months, opens up to release the baby when he's ready, cleans itself out, and then shrinks back to its original size in six weeks.
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