I take notes during births. I like to record comments. Usually I get some funny ones. Occasionally a few “you did this to me” from mama to papa.
Here are all the notes I recorded from a recent homebirth. I arrived 2.5 hours before baby so these were all spoken in active labor. And mom is not a Hypnobabies student. 🙂
“What a magical time.”
“Gimme some lovin'”
“I can’t believe how natural this feels.”
“I love you.”
“It feels good. How can it feel this good? It is %*#&$ great!”
“Why do I feel it is easy?”
“So easy, easy, easy, so easy.”
And then after the birth, “I don’t know if that birth could have been any more blissful.”
The question is: Do our positive words, feelings of love, and gratitude to partner/support team create an easier birth? Or does an easy birth create the positive words, love, gratitude?