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The breathing and kind thoughts of “this too shall pass” and “one wave at a time” really kept me going through the laboring process. As I was wearing down and beginning to consider changing my birth plan, I kept thinking of how we had practiced in class that this wouldn’t last forever and trying different ways to cope with the intensity. In fact, I kept talking to myself about it being intense, not painful.
We laughed together, we commiserated, we offered help when needed, and we cried together. Every single week. Lorraine does a great job sharing her expertise with new moms in a way that is still very respectful of the fact that only YOU are experiencing daily life with YOUR baby. The variety of perspectives that she helps you work through is so important, as every baby (and every mother too) is so very different.
Having a place where I could come and talk about all of it, the good, bad, and ugly of new mom hood, was invaluable to me as a new mom and I’m not sure how I would have gotten through those first few months without it. It was a safe place I could go to not only get out of the house, but to be able to lean on Lorraine and other new moms while I got my bearings and worked through all those first time mom issues and emotions.
I can honestly say that I didn’t experience a moment of fear and I think it’s because I was able to stay with every single moment. This class was the perfect way for me to prepare for labor especially as I think back to how terrified I was at the thought of giving birth when I first found out I was pregnant!
Triangle Mindful Birthing aims to be trans-inclusive and affirmative of all types of families regardless of how they are created. If you have questions or want to talk to us more about your unique family, please contact us. We would love to learn more about how to make our offerings even more supportive for you!