Saturday, May 07, 2011
Mothers Day - a Day to Put Mothers Center Stage
A few days ago I heard a birth story that made me pause. Every relative the mother knew was against her decision to give birth at a birth center. Even her husband thought she was nuts. Lucy (not her real name) didn’t let that stop her. Her gut told her to give birth in a birth center. The twist is she never told her family. She went through her nine months of pregnancy, went into labor while her husband was at work, drove herself to the birth center and gave birth. Then she called her husband.
Is this what mothers have to do to get the birth they want?
I wrote the play BIRTH because I want to see every mother’s voice during her pregnancy and birth center stage. It is time that birth be about the mother, that families understand it’s the mother’s body giving birth not the grandmother, father, or any other friend or relative.
Tomorrow is Mothers Day - a day to put mothers center stage. Let’s make every day for pregnant mothers Mothers Day. Let’s honor their :
their TRUE NATURE
…and anything else they ask us to honor.
And let’s support pregnant mothers to stay connected to:
their TRUE NATURE.
…and any other tools they need to have an empowered birth experience.
May I never hear another birth story like Lucy’s.