Visualize your perfect birth

January 9, 2010

This is a portion of a beautiful, serene meditation for a peaceful, natural birth. It would be well worth your time to read the full script, and share it with your partner.

Birth happens best in a relaxed environment with a more contemplative mood. At some point you will probably want to be totally alone, whether during the actual birth or just for a while at the beginning. I’ve always thought that it would be nice to do an oil painting on canvas, write poetry, or compose songs while in labor. Then the baby would have something tangible that represents his/her mother’s feelings while giving birth. The creative process would also be an outlet for feelings that would help the mother. Journaling would be another idea.

Another good idea is to begin your ideal birth fantasy at this time. This is something you can use no matter where you give birth, whether in the hospital or at home. Get in a comfortable position, perhaps propped up in a semi-reclining position in bed, close your eyes, relax, and let your mind wander. If you could give birth anywhere, where would it be? I’ve always thought it would be wonderful to give birth in the warm summer waters of the southern pacific ocean. I can see myself sitting on the sand at the edge of the water with just a couple of inches of water covering my legs. It is late afternoon. The sun warms my body, and the water that laps at my feet is a comfortable temperature. I close my eyes and listen to the sound of the waves. I feel a gentle breeze blowing my hair. The sun is starting to go down; the colors on the horizon are beautiful. I find a calm pool of water sheltered by some rocks. I lay back against the rocks, which are still very warm from being in the sun all day. The warm water relaxing my body, the warmth of the rock against my back, the gentle breeze and relaxing sounds…I drift off to sleep for a few minutes…I am so relaxed […]

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