Birth Matters

" The only thing that matters is a healthy baby!"  We hear that all the time.  Certainly, a healthy and safe baby is of utmost importance but why should it be the only thing that matters?  Here are some other things surrounding birth that should matter too:

1) A healthy and safe mom physically

2) A healthy and safe mom emotionally

3) A woman whose wishes were honored for her birth

4) A partner who felt a part of the birth

Why do these things matter?  Because these things shape who we are.   These things help define us as individuals, as parents, as siblings, as friends, in just about every realm.

Please know that your birth matters and it is in YOUR hands.  You are so much braver and stronger than you even know.  I truly believe that.

What are some other things surrounding birth that you think matter?