Oh, and sex…where it all begins.When you consider all the changes the body has to orchestrate flawlessly in order for a healthy baby to enter the world—the timing of the hormonal and anatomical changes, the electrochemical shifts, the first breath—it astounds me that it ever goes according to plan. So much can go wrong…and often does. If you want to hear inspiring stories…as well as sometimes tragic stories…listen to a group of women sharing their birth experience.
“The mind of a woman in labor
is power unestimated."
They will tell you how excruciating pain leads to immense joy…or, when the process fails, to deepest sorrow. They will describe fear, even panic, at the slightest suggestion of trouble. They may reflect back on how hard it was to get pregnant…or how easy or even unexpected it was. How they learned the meaning of longing and of love.
“Story is the umbilical cord
that connects us to the past, present, and future…
Storytelling is an affirmation of our ties
to one another.”
~Terry Tempest Williams~
Every birth is a wonder to behold.
“There are no seven wonders of the world…
There are seven million.”