Positive Pregnancy (Marta)

Pregnancy #1
Weeks Pregnant- 30

I have been fascinated by pregnancy and mothers from a very young age. Before my husband and I began trying we had spent years educating ourselves on pregnancy and what we wanted for our first born. I’ve always been a naturalist at heart and so we have chosen a home birth, although in the end its not really in our hands, is it? Let go of expectations and control is what I remind myself. In the beginning of my pregnancy, I honestly had a hard time with the nausea and connecting with this tiny being inside of me. By my second trimester I was feeling much better but then struggled with all the mommies around me forcing their opinions and negativity on me. Some of my family and friends are a bit apprehensive about the whole home birth idea. But I think its just a matter of fearing what we don’t know. In the end, I know the worries come from a place of love. Through all the criticisms and scare tactics, my mantra has been “I am beautiful, I am strong, and I can make my own decisions.” Baby is listening and feeling and I want to make sure love and positive energy is surrounding it at all times because I know that everything affects everything. In my third trimester now, I’m in love with being pregnant and the way that my body looks. I have been vigilant in doing daily massage with oil, staying hydrated, eating nurturing food and finding my flow in yoga (30 weeks and still teaching 4 times a week). The most important thing, I think, is taking this time to slow down and take care of yourself-after all, growing a human is the most important endeavor you’ll ever take on. Take action to surround yourself by love and positive people, nurture your body and soul, follow your intuition and remember that this is your family- the choices for your new family are for you and your partner to make.

I’m not afraid to birth. I know that my body has all the tools it needs. But that doesn’t mean I’m being naive either. I know it will be the most intense experience of my life. The fact, though, that I’m bringing life into this world and that we can’t wait to meet the little one (the gender will be a surprise) that makes my belly wiggle like a bowl full of Jello overshadows any fear. To be continued…

Love + Light

6 thoughts on “Positive Pregnancy (Marta)

  • Friday, April 2, 2010 at 11:17 am

    You are one beautiful mother with much to teach the world… starting with your precious child growing inside.


  • Friday, April 2, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    You look great! Its awesome you are so informed and positive about your impending birth. :) I know what you mean about everyone around you, My fiance (husband now) and I decided to have a home birth and I would never trade that experience for the world! It was so empowering and (believe it or not) calming. Are you doing a water birth as well? Would highly suggest it if you have not already made up your mind, it diminished my pain by at least half! I wish you the best! And remember your body was made for this!

  • Saturday, April 3, 2010 at 2:01 am

    Wow, your body is gorgeous. Did you do cardio at all or just yoga? I think you are my new pregnancy inspiration. haha -C

  • Saturday, April 3, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Your story is very much like mine. I educated myself about pregnancy and natural childbirth. I believe because of this I had a glorious all natural birth to my son. Positive thinking goes a long way! You belly is beautiful as are you!

  • Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Hello, I just wanted to share that I was inspired by your post. I am a 27 year old first time mother-to-be (20 weeks along) who hopes for a natural birth and strives to surround myself with positive, peaceful people, just like you. Some days are easier than others to achieve this! Kudos and good luck!

  • Friday, April 9, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Wow! I wasnt expecting to see comments. Thank you for hearing my thoughts. I really feel the love. I just wanted to answer some of the questions in the comments. I do hope to birth in water but am prepared for anything really. No cardio for me, just yoga, strolling around the neighborhood and some swimming and gentle exercise in the pool once a week(we have a great indoor saline pool at the nearby university). Keep on shinin’, mommies!

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