Ideally, one has the opportunity to study long before ever conceiving a baby and believes in being educated and prepared ahead of time for this important experience.
Why does this all matter so much?
When you think about it, can you possibly really comprehend how much of an influence on the future of the world that we actually have as parents? The way we give birth to our children makes a difference in how we will parent them, in their future lives, and in the world as a whole. This time is not at all insignificant.
To varying degrees, the birth of a child has a profound effect on the lives of all of the family members and participants in the birth including, perhaps most immeasurably, the baby—the individual whose birth this is. Besides touching those immediately involved, the ripples of this time extend out and out and out in ways we, ourselves, may never realize. On and on, as birthing families, our choices influence the nation and even the world in innumerable ways.
Of great importance is our child’s conception, her life in the womb, and her birth. These are the beginnings of her earthly experience. This human being, who will be entering the world for the first time, this
It doesn’t have to be
just one cookie-cutter,
out-of the mold way.
It can be your way.
The decisions can, and
should be, yours to
person with already extremely acute senses, deserves as compassionate, tender, and gentle an entry as is possible to give her. Her first experiences, whatever they may be, her life as a baby and how she grows up, most certainly do affect the kind of individual that she will become. The choices you make now play an important role in the kind of life she will have.
Do you respect your baby, even now before she is born? Will you demand that she is treated with respect throughout her growing-up years?
How about now? Will you be the advocate and supporter she needs even now, choosing only those things that have been shown to be the best for babies and their mothers?
(Adapted from Wise Childbearing.)