You’ve got some work to do!
cDon’t panic. Breathe. You’ve got this.
If truth be told, it wouldn’t matter if you hadn’t read a single book, taken a single hypnobirth class, showed up to NCT all of zero times because all you truly need is belief in your body and it’s amazing capabilities. Women are designed to do birth – after all you’ve grown a baby to date successfully.
There is still time to build a foundation to ensure an empowered birth where you are sovereign over your body and give informed consent. The quiz gave you a mini insight in to your birth readiness but don’t let your head drop – if all you took was my mini course or read one comprehensive book on birth which you could read over the next week, you would have a sound base of knowledge ahead of your baby’s birth.
Remember, don’t feel overwhelmed, only go towards what resonates with you. Women have a tendency to want to be perfect and tick it all off and then we get overwhelmed. So go through the list and if there’s something that you haven’t covered and it calls you to deep dive further then do, if not, scroll on.
Once you’ve done that, you can focus on the finishing touches to life pre baby; see the friends you wish to see, travel to the places you meant to go or why not learn a new skill? I learnt sewing when i was pregnant and it’s come in fairly useful since.
Other things you might do while you await your baby.
– Learn belly dancing – it’s great for keeping your body mobile ahead of birth
– Finish the nursery
– Nest like crazy
– Get a facial
– Enjoy a massage
– Formulate a heart led business that fits in with motherhood
– Get in nature
– Reconnect with Mother Earth
– Practice pregnancy yoga
– Discover yoga nidra (yogic sleep meditation)
– Go to the theatre/opera/ballet
– Escape in to the world of books
– Take advantage of unadulterated ‘me’ time
Should you want to explore the option of having a doula during your birth or post partum, join a pregnancy retreat or ensure all bases are covered with one of my birth preparation courses, all links are below.
With a good wishes for your birth