Every time I go to a birth I leave in awe of the power of a woman. I am currently sitting in a coffee shop, trying to do the paperwork to complete my certification and I'm taking my notes from a birth and putting them in legible form for DONA. In going back and reading all that these mamas go through to bring their baby into the world... how we aren't in charge of EVERYTHING, I'll never know!
I've had births that go completely off the plan, some where the mama says after "I didn't think I'd do that!", a few that have been text book perfect, and a few that needed extra love to process. But every time the strength that these women show me, is so impressive. To watch someone completely focus on their body, to go within to find a new level of power, and to be sure enough of themselves to make choices, it is so inspiring. I leave a birth tired but unbelievably proud to be a woman.
I'll just leave you this, Queen B speaking the truth with "Run The World"
Sarah: Birth doula, wife, mother, coffee and wine drinker, lover of beer, books and tattoos.