That birth is inherently safe. The same loving, intelligent consciousness (All That Is, Goddess, God, Nature) that knows how to grow an egg and a sperm into a human being, knows how to get it out. Our job is simply to relax and trust. Birth is not a function of the conscious mind any more than digestion is.
That the problems women sometimes encounter in birth can be traced to three main causes:
- Poverty – lack of food and poor living conditions
- Outside interference – doctors and sometimes midwives poking, prodding, testing, drugging, cutting, etc.
- Inside interference – primarily fear which triggers the fight/flight response and shuts down labor, but also shame and guilt
When these factors are eliminated, most women can give birth easily, either alone or with friends and family.
That our bodies and our babies are responsive to our thoughts. The best way to ensure a good pregnancy and birth is to think positively, face and overcome our fears, and believe in our own abilities.