Pregnancy: 7 Things You Need to Know Before You Give Birth

6. Some things are out of your control
Yielding to nature and meeting the intensity of labor is likely to bring up issues that are really frightening to you. The perfect outcome is not within your control. You can't "control" this process anymore than you can control the development of your baby in the womb. But, you can be supported to approach birth in an active, involved manner that is right for you.

7. Birth is an incredible experience of enormous proportions
It's impossible to know what growth and development await you. You do not know what the perfect birth is, or will be, for you. Childbirth is a unique and incredibly empowering experience because you grow, not because you have the perfect outcome.

You have given birth. This event, whether natural, medicated or surgically supported, is an event of great magnitude. I salute you and congratulate you. You have been an integral part of a miraculous process!

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