why loving your body can mean loving your birth

One of my favourite things about doing what I do is not something you’ll find in the course description, it’s more like a side effect of hypnobirthing. There are a lot of those. I could write about them FOR DAYS. But today I want to talk about the fact that one of my very most favourite things is that this little antenatal course I teach is often the first stage in a woman’s journey to fully understanding and really appreciating the true amazingness of her own body.

If you really think about it, it is no wonder that in our culture our births are often not straight forward. I really believe that, as women, we are programmed to fail at birth from the very beginning of our lives. Our bodies are never good enough: they don’t look good enough in clothes, they don’t look good enough when we run, we are too tall, we are too short, our boobs are too big, our boobs are too small. Our hips are too narrow, our hips are too wide. Our hair is too lank and lifeless, our hair is too big and curly. We are either too much or too little - how many of us can accept ourselves as we are and really own that? I’m sure there will be a few of you. But I’d bet that was a process that was hard won.  

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