(attention! long read!)
2 years ago like 2 days... It was my first pregnancy, and it was my first labor. I'm not going to discuss right from the labor but from the events led me to it.
Two years ago, it happened to me that I was in India on Hatha yoga teacher training. It was an incredible experience that absolutely changed my values. Having meditated for every day during the courses, I realized that my aim is to help women, but did not know what to help with. Therefore, I decided to take prenatal yoga teacher training. I found such a course in China and started my preparation for it; simultaneously, I started learning more about midwifery, woman’s health, the labor process and gentle birth. In China, I did not feel satisfied being just a yoga teacher, and it came clear to me that I want to study midwifery seriously. I like the idea of labor as a natural process, where a doctor or a midwife is not as important as a mother and her child. At the same time, I merged into the midwifery world through watching some webinars and reading books of William and Martha Sears, Grantly Dick-Read, Frederick Leboyer, Ina May Gaskin and many others. I encountered lotus birth through Robin Lim and her natural birth center Bumi Sehat on Bali; participated in Michel Oden’s workshop, where I found out wonderful news – I was pregnant. I thought, what an experience it’s going to be! First, to understand if I like it, second, to practice the knowledge.
On the one hand I felt confident in the theory of birth process, from the other I practiced yoga almost every day, I was preparing my body and mind for the upcoming birth. Fear caused by unknowingness, that's why I never was afraid of birth or pain. Moreover, with yoga’s help, I realized that I have to accept everything with joy and gratitude, whatever happened, happened for a reason...
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