I used to live by the maxim, 'no pain: no gain'. Before I had my daughter my idea of a night out was to beat the crap out of a boxing bag and then my mate (not so harshly I have to add!). And I should add we both belonged to the same boxing club...it wasn't some kind of random attack...
Anyone I know who runs, goes to the gym, skis, or does sporty things for charity goes through a certain amount of suffering on a daily basis for their 'enjoyment'. I'd be willing to bet that they could also be somewhere on that ol' control freak spectrum (not that I'd know anything about that of course...). If you add to the mix that you're a pregnant mum (or planning to be so) then you have either a recipe for stress or what could be viewed as the ideal mindset and characteristics for pregnancy and birth.
Really? Control-freakery and birth? Are you kidding??? Nah, not all. I bumped into my husband's cousin at a funeral (this is not the start of a joke, I promise) and I'd seen on Facebook that he'd been training for a marathon and then became seriously injured due to overtraining. I commiserated with him about being unable to partake in the London Marathon and he looked at me like I was crazy! 'Of course I'm running!' he barked (a few heads turned, I can tell you...). He told me to look out for the man limping in agony at the back, and that he'd never give up on his dream and the charity he's running for.
Now if Leon can do that WILLINGLY, and HAPPILY- for a charity. Can we do less for our amazing babies? Can we train our minds to be onside and not trip us up when the big event comes? Yes- we'll be bloody good at it cos we rock obsessive achievement! Can we visualise success, repeatedly, using hypnobirthing tools that we practice whenever we remember? Yes, because we're hypnobirthing bitches who don't give up! Can we allow breathing to relax our bodies and can we let go and trust our bodies and our babies when it matters? Yes, because we're highly intelligent women who know when to delegate. And pain and unexpected turns of events, well, there might be some, but we've trained for this!
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