"I decided to have a natural birth because it’s what women have done for thousands of years. In the last 100 years, women have been taught to think they can’t do it, or that numbing the pain or having a planned C-section (not for health reasons) is better. Facts say it’s not. I believe you have a more aware, more alert child when you have a natural childbirth, and the risk of intervention is less and the healing process is easier. Our bodies were built to deliver this way, and I didn’t want to mess with nature. Is it painful? Hell yes, but what makes us think we can’t deal with a little pain? Being educated, taking birthing classes, doing prenatal yoga, and living an active, healthy lifestyle were key. For me, it was a rite of passage, and the power I feel from going through something like that was well worth it." - rebecca minkoff via the glow
my birth story coming soon, even though she took the words right out of my mouth.