Saturday, February 25, 2006

What are we afraid of?

I have been procrastinating for weeks about how to start this blog. What I really need to know is.. What are you most afraid of? I mean in the context of your current pregnancy and upcoming birth. What is that little niggly that you keep pushing to the back of your mind? You know- your worst case senario. Not the 150 other stories you have had thrown at you since you first shared the news of your pregnancy with others, I mean in your own mind and heart. If you could get rid of one fear or factor surrounding your birth what would it be?

Every time I was pregnant I wrestled with the same fear. Could I really do this? It affected every desicion I made. As I watched my belly grow each day I worried. Worried instead of wondered at the beauty of it all. Is this resonating with anyone?

2 comments:

Bonnie L. Kusch said...

Not pregnant nor have plans to be soon however, as personal reflection confirms, if I found out 1 minute ago from my doctor that I am indeed pregnant, a nine-month phase of "Can I…." would occupy me. I believe truly upon hiring a Doula, I would be asking questions starting with “Will I…?” instead.

Anonymous said...

Not planning on being pregnant any time soon. Have two beautiful children.....however in the past year my ideal birth-day has changed immensely. The more you get back to the root of it all, you realize that we weren't created to have modern medicine involved...that the drugs I pumped into my system for the last two births are a big waste of time. If I had to do it all over again a doula is the way to go....all natural, and they are there for you, not the system with man-made rules and regulations...it's between you, the Creator, and your husband.