Creating Community at our BirthFit Workshop
I was talking to my neighbor the other day. She was relaying a conversation she had with her adopted 7 year old son about where babies come from- like how they actually exit the woman’s body. When she told him they come out of a woman’s vagina, he looked horrified and said, “That must hurt! I’m glad you didn’t have to go through that.”
We laughed, but deep down I wanted to say “Yes, but….” and go on to give her a synopsis of my thoughts on Childbirth. I have to be careful in these sorts of situations because, if you know me at all, you know I tell it like it is and don’t hold back. Sometimes that works in my favor. In the case of just barely meeting people in my neighborhood, I have to learn to filter!
Anyway, my point is this:
We, as women, are MADE to have babies. Our bodies know how to conceive, grow, carry, and give birth to our babies. And even nurture them afterwards.
We rely on our bodies daily. Do you have to tell your body when and how to pump your blood? Breathe with your lungs? No! The same is true for Labor.
Our bodies are an intricately designed machine. A woman’s body (and the Baby) secretes hormones that signal Labor to begin. No chemicals needed. No machines. Just the innate knowledge of the Labor process that is ingrained in your cells.
I am NOT saying there aren’t times when medical intervention is warranted. But it is widely overused and unecessary. Labor has its own time frame. And there is this other little thing that contributes to complications, long labors, and more.
Fear can cause your body to literally shut down. When you are afraid, your body goes into Fight or Flight mode. It thinks you are literally dying. So it slows or even halts Labor. Your body wants to protect you and your Baby from the perceived wild animal that is chasing you!
So how do you deal with this FEAR thing? Hmmmmm…. You’ll have to come to my Crossfit and Pregnancy Workshop to find out!
This workshop is for anyone Pregnant, thinking of becoming pregnant, or if you coach pregnant women.
Dec.8 at Crossfit Central in Austin.
9am-4pm with Paleo Lunch provided by Caveman Cuisine.
Co-presenting with Dr. Lindsey Mathews of BirthFit.
It WILL sell out! Sign up HERE.