Can I eliminate fear of pain in childbirth for someone?
How would I support a woman whose biggest fear is she won’t be able to have a normal, physiological birth, and won’t be able to deal with the pain of labor and will want an epidural?
First off, fear is a made-up thought or sequence of thoughts that are not real. What we humans do is make-up a possible future scenario that may or may not occur. When we focus on these thoughts we attract the very thing we fear into our lives. This is the law of attraction. This cycle of focusing on made-up futures produces lots of anxiety and inner turmoil.
The key is to stay present as much as possible. This doesn’t mean you don’t reflect on the past, or plan for the future. It means that you are aware of your thoughts, feelings, and emotions, and can gain control over those. It takes some practice, and it is possible.
As my yoga teacher would say, “It’s all about the breath. It is the link between the body and the mind.”
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