I found a blog post that I love about the difference between “preparing” for a natural birth and “trying” to have a natural birth.
I said something similar in my book, but I called it “getting attached to your birth plan.” But it deserves being shouted from the rooftops and said in as many ways as possible so that pregnant women who would prefer a natural birth know how to get one.
…That’s assuming your baby cooperates, of course, but that is the point! Mama needs to do everything she CAN, but not feel like she can actually control the Universe. It’s a balancing act, especially for us in the United States who, I think, are often confused about what we can control and what we can’t.
Pass on this post to the doulas and mamas who can benefit!