MY PASSION RANT
NVESTING IN BIRTH AND THE FUTURE OF MANKIND:
THERE IS SO MUCH WE CAN DO TO PEPARE BODIES AND MINDS FOR A loving experience and YET WE GO INTO THE MOST life altering and physically demanding EXPERIENCE OF OUR LIVES with JUST 3WEEKS OFF WORK TO PREPARE!!! WHO DESIGNED THID MODEL?THEN We HanD OUR BODIES, our babies, our EMOTIONS And the MOST IMPORTANT EXPERIENCE OF OUR CHILDS LIFE TO OVER BURDENED STRESSED OUT COMPROMISED HEALTH SYSTEMS AND CLOCK WATCHING PEOPLE WHO DON'T KNOW US and HAVE High LEVELS OF LIABILITY PARANOIA.. THIS IS THE DECK WE ARE GIVEN, and most succumb to.
PEOPLE WILL SPEND THOUSANDS OF POUNDS ON A WEDDING DRESS AND HUNDREDS OF POUNDS ON A HOLIDAY, CAR MAINTENANCE, UP TO DATE TECHNOLOGIES ALL ARE STANDARD UNQUESTIONED EXPENSES... SO WHY IS IT THAT FOR THE MOST PIVOTAL EVENT OF OUR and our babies lives.... this is a living human and yet for the most part we are conditioned to spend less on pregnancy and birth than the average annual family holiday. The idea that we need to save for the future and CLOSE THE PURSE STRINGS makes us OVERRIDE OUR PERSONAL AND our PHYSICAL NEEDS.
WE CARRY ON AS NORMAL...society expects pregnant women to work till late pregnancy, compromising the optimum growth enviroment for baby. THERE IS A HUMAN GROWIN INSIDE, its exhausting, its a full time devotion growing a baby it can cause huge stress for a family or sole parent ...in fact ITS NOTHING SHORT OF A BLOOMING MIRACLE what you are doing, AND yet we are expected to carry on Regardless ?? keep up with the "nine to Five" STRESS FILLED EXPERIENCES, HOLDING IT "ALL TOGETHER" so we can appear professional and keep money coming in. WHY ARE WE NOT as a society supporting WHAT THE MOTHER TO BE AND PARTNERS AND BABY NEED for a good start in life... imaging the change in life there would be if each pregnancy, mother and father to be and birth was fully nourished and protected, cherished and given optimum support and investment... each family having a Birth Year and baby / body / relationship investment fund to get the best start in life ?
WE can DO so much TO CREATE A LOVING RELAXED ENVIRONMENT INSIDE THE WOMB WHERE BABY IS GROWING....so much to Inform, support and honour Mothers and a fathers to be. So much to help resolve inner issues emotional and situational that would otherwise threaten a secure start in life. But we do not live in a society where this is done... so it is down to US to make it important enough, TO change and challenge the social norms by Being available and ready to invest fully in this incredible experience. We can let this new Being know that we HAVE TIME AND SPACE IN OUR LIVES FOR THEM. TO have BIRTH FUNDS that are showered with investment from family and friends with equal or more value than the amount we invest in peoples WEDDINGs.
FOR MOST TO DEEPLY PREPARE AND INVEST IN PREGNANCY, BIRTH and RECOVERY IS UNHEARD OF!!?!! SO I CALL FROM THE ROOF TOPS....INVEST INVEST INVEST... INVEST TIME AND MONEY with highly skilled and proficient birth therapists, Doulas, guidance BEFORE BABY COMES AND AFTER. Prevention is better than cure!! INVEST IN a relaxed nourished body, invest in A DOULA WHO you CAN FORM A BOND OF TRUST WITH, WHO WILL BE THERE AT EVERY TURN, WHO WILL KNOW YOUR WISHES INSIde OUT AND, and ADVOCATE FOR you WHEN you ARE AT your MOST VULNERABLE. Invest in A THERAPIST WHO WILL BRING LOVING SUPPORT, EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE, TIPS AND TRICKS, TRAUMA PREVENTION METHODS, BODY RELEASE AND HOLD A LOVING SPACE AROUND YOU SO THAT you ARE FREE TO BRING OUR BABY INTO THE WORLD IN TRUST.....IF THINGS GO IN AN UNEXPECTED DIRECTION You have a support network or a Doula who can BUY you TIME AND Comfort Measures,YOU TO MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS. HER PRESENCE will reduce chances of medical intervention by 40% the impact of birth lasts a life time.... you get all this FOR THE COST OF A WEDDING CAKE and a HIRE CAR!!! IF WE CAN'T DO THAT THEN SOMETHING IS AMISS! THIS 'CANT AFFORD TO' IS A COP OUT, WE AFFORD EVERYTHING ELSE, but override the BIGGEST PRIORITY EVER!!! LIFE!!! LET's invest IN BABY BLISS!! FACE OUR INNER FEARS. OuR FAMILY WOUNDS... CLEAR IT OUT BEFORE STARTING THE WHOLE CYCLE AGAIN>>> Let us do SOMETHING THAT WILL Bless US AND OUR CHILDREN FOR A LIFETIME.....? WE'll save money and increase our JOY in the long run by not having to get wrong doings undone! SO DEAR ONES LETS MAKE A NEW TRADITION LETS GET SHOWERED BY FAMILY and FRIENDS ask them TO GIFT US WITH BIRTH PREPARATION FUNDS, PUT MONEY IN THE BABY POT, and INVEST IN THE BEST START IN LIFE?
BABIES COULDN'T GIVE A MONKEYS ABOUT THE BEST COOL PRAM,, clothes OR A CUTE NURSERY, or having a high flying successful parent. THEY WANNA COME into life with space for a gentle adjustment period, to feel TRUST, LOVE, AND CONNECTION TO EMOTIONALLY AVAILABLE PARENTS. It is an THIS INVESTMENT that literally lasts a life time.... LETS MAKE A NEW TRADITION AND invest in parents to be and BAbyHOOD with pride!
(Hannah Mae Dawson Birthhouse.co.uk)