Friday, June 15, 2012

Mama | Two things on birth

Leigh at Marvelous Kiddo shared both of these links today and I wanted to pass them along. One is about the last days of pregnancy and the other is for a site called visualizing birth. The thing that I found via the last link, which really struck me and that I want to share (warning: for the daring!), is this video of a French woman giving birth. She is astoundingly calm and joyful, powering through as her baby crowns and as she continues to push the rest of her baby out. It is a graphic video, so don't watch it if that bothers you, but I found it really refreshing and astounding to see someone remain calm and allow her body to open up and birth her baby. We are so bombarded with images of women struggling and fighting in labor, screaming in pain and misery, and although it probably rarely looks the way this French woman makes it look, birth can be different, and I like that this video shows you that. I hope you find these links helpful as I did!

1 comment:

  1. Love this. Thanks for sharing, Mary. The first link brought tears to my eyes. I'll never forget those waiting days, or the pangs that came with them. I can't wait to see the video... I love hearing about births that are joyful and relaxed, and wish they got at least as much press as dramatic, tense stories did.