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Birth, for the modern human, is not without difficulty.
Does it all come down to luck,
or is it a matter of Good Management?
or could it be something else?
Kim Lock is the author of three novels, and is currently working on her fourth. She is a long time advocate of women's rights - particularly in breastfeeding.
Explore more about Kim on her author website (with links to her editorial writing), or rare-to-post but very awesome blog and her facebook page. Send her some love, buy her awesome books and tell her I sent you!
What follows, Kim originally wrote as a facebook post. It is shared here, with permission. Thank you Kim - your words are wise and need to be spread far and wide!
This is the speech given at The Book Launch.
The internet is Big. Mind blowingly Big. You won't believe just how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is.
Yes, I am a Douglas Adam's Fan
Belief and fear often go together.
Often long held, and unquestioned, our beliefs and fears can lead us to 'solutions' that may not actually be helpful.
How do our beliefs and fear impact our approach to childbirth?
The horror of birth, in all it's unpredictable gory, is the glee of birth skeptics and trolls across social media. The birth plan is the perfect target , scapegoat and crime; there is no point writing one.
or is there?
what if we talked about and prepared for a positive birth. No Matter What.