Prepare your mind
You have probably heard the saying “your mind is a powerful thing”. It is, and you can train it to help you in birth.
Preparing your mind can mean a lot of things, like learning about birth and how it happens, feeding your mind with empowering thoughts and ideas, watching beautiful birth videos and listening to empowering stories. Avoiding negative input is also important
Have you noticed how your mouth waters when you think of your favorite food ? This means that your thoughts come with a release of hormones that in turn cause a bodily reaction. They are in synch, so, training your mind to visualize good birth, relaxation and empowering thoughts will promote the right reactions in your body. Practice makes perfect so anything you repeatedly feed your mind will make it easier to use in birth.
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