I now believe from my years of working with women that the women who choose to accept technology over nature miss a truly empowering segway into parenting. I know in my own births I was proud of the fact that I could grow a healthy baby and my body worked as it should and I delivered my children "the old fashioned way".
I firmy believe that so many things need to line up prefectly for us to get pregnant, and yet it works. This is a miracle. Then we grow a human inside of us. Another miracle. There are over 6,000,000,000 humans on the planet; each of us is a miracle. I know so many miraculous women who have birthed before me and since me, who have also birthed their babies. These women are no greater or less miraculous than the women pregnant today.
I know that nature does not abandon the miracles when labour begins. As we get pregnant and grow our miraculous babies, so can we deliver our babies. This is not a radical statement, simply a basic truth.
I know there are women who will challenge me by saying that they had to (or they know some one who had to) have a medical intervention to deliver their baby safely. To this I say thank you to our wonderful health care providers and our generous health care system. I am humbly grateful for the knowlege and skills provided. I am also a believer in the judicious use of interventions.
I would just like us all to have faith that women are strong and designed to give birth, that babies are designed to be born and that nature is wise.