Do these behaviors help or hurt?
- Apologizing for emotions
- Staying quiet when you have something to say
- Setting high expectations
- Planning ahead
Self-exploration is one key to a positive birth experience.
There is no way anyone other than YOU can know the answers to the questions.
Your answers also may change in any given moment based on your intuition. The energy in the room, at any given moment will determine if you are safe enough to be vulnerable.
One important task in pregnancy is building relationships founded on non-judgmental support. You can build these relationships in pregnancy by asking questions, having conversations, and slowing down to listen to your intuition.
Sometimes people need to stand up and speak, plan out and get ready, and other times it’s best to go with the flow, and take a back seat and enjoy the ride.
Have you ever been in a situation where you acted outside of your normal behavior? Did you know it was different, but felt like the right thing at the moment. How did you know? Was it a feeling, or did you think out the right thing to do?
In the childbirth prep classes at Thresholds we dive into these questions and help pregnant families get and stay connected to the things that are important to them.
Thanks for reading,