3 steps to a natural pain-free birth
It's a fact. It is possible to have a completely natural, pain free birth! Since I had my first baby, Oliver, I have spoken to others who also experienced a beautiful birth, devoid of all the horror stories we're all told by our parents, teachers, friends, the media - you name it, everyone talking about how painful, horrendous and downright nightmare-ish giving birth is.
These are all the stories I'd heard prior to getting pregnant, and they were actually one of the main reasons why I never wanted children of my own. I had the lowest pain threshold of anyone I knew, and even a needle made me faint, so childbirth was out of the question! I'd heard the statistic: childbirth is the second most painful experience in life, second only to a heart-attack.
WOW! How are so many women surviving this?
It's the same for all of us - we are bombarded with negative propaganda about childbirth, which aids three things (none of which help us at all):
- Those who've had a painful birth feel validated
- Pharmaceutical companies benefit from ongoing sales of various anesthesia drugs
- The medical fraternity maintains their position of avoidance, keeping their vault-like persona – closed to new ideas and new practices, ones that would have them take a second glance at their studies so far
It's a well-known fact that your beliefs shape your reality. It's also common knowledge that fear drives us, motivates us, predictably toward avoiding that which we fear. This can sometimes be useful, but in the majority of cases, fear is also that which causes pain and suffering. This is due, in simple terms, to the release of hormones like adrenalin, which amplifies our reactions, intensifies pain and also inhibits brain function - as it is tripped into the fight or flight reflex.
In the situation of childbirth (and pregnancy leading up to childbirth), an adrenal response is therefore far from useful! So, how can we stop allowing fear to drive us, and start creating our own reality?
Step 1: Heighten Your Intuitive Prowess To Achieve Whole Brain Function And Create Positive Outcomes, Seeing What’s REAL
Many women experience a heightened level of intuition during pregnancy, and especially childbirth. To say this is the single most useful tool in your arsenal of living a great life is still underestimating and mis-stating what it is. Intuition is within all of us (men and women), and is more profound in its application than we realise in this age in the Western world.
Imagine being able to know exactly what's going on in your body, and what to do, to ease any discomfort? Imagine being able to talk to your baby in your womb and experience pregnancy through their eyes, therefore also being able to alter your actions to create a smooth and beautiful pregnancy for your baby to grow optimally inside you? Imagine being able to get all the answers you seek during your pregnancy, tailor made for you, taking into account your life right here, right now! So that you're always able to act in your highest good, and therefore open yourself up to experiencing the life that results from such positive actions!
Intuition is ultimate self belief, and unites the hemispheres of your brain to achieve Whole brain function, giving you access to tune into the information frequency of your body, your baby's body, mother Earth and everything in the Universe. With this wisdom at your fingertips, finding out how you personally can journey through a beautiful pregnancy and natural pain free birth is what's available. So yes, it's a powerful tool, but more than that, it's an amazing way to live life!
Information gives you power over your fears, and ultimately, peace of mind.
Step 2: Remove All Those Limiting Beliefs From Your Subconscious Mind!
All those beliefs created by your parents, friends, the media and medical profession - they're not even yours to begin with! But we inherit them from over-exposure to these negative stories, statistics and generalisations.
The subconscious mind is the driver of your life, your beliefs within it literally creating your life. Working at the conscious level with affirmations is just one drop in an ocean of belief-power at the subconscious level.
Using Step - Your Intuition - you are then able to tune into your subconscious mind, identifying limiting beliefs residing there, and replace them with beliefs that are in your highest good, that will drive your life in a positive way to desirable outcomes.
Then you will see how differently you can experience any area of your life, not just pregnancy and birth, with powerfully supportive beliefs underpinning your thoughts and actions.
Step 3: Stop Listening To Other People!
Now that you've completed Step 1 and you're able to tune into your inner wisdom for guidance and you know how damaging other people's limiting beliefs are to your life – STOP listening to them!
Listen to YOURSELF, YOU have all the answers to how to live your life with flow and harmony! Rely on yourself instead of others. Give yourself the power and credit you deserve. It's all within you. The Soul within your body is pure intelligence, bringing with it the exact blueprint to a perfect birth. Draw on this inner wisdom and guidance at will. The power is within you, you just need to learn how to use it.
It comes back to the ancient rule of cause and effect. Remove the cause (the limiting belief, the negative way of life), and the effect is transformed.
Allow yourself a natural pain free birth, and an incredible life, lived 100% to the fullest!
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