I found myself messaging a client, who also happened to be my cousin, and the message was so important I felt the need to share it with everyone!
Your body is not more efficient because you deliver early.
Your body is not inefficient or incompetent if you deliver late.
So many moms come to me discouraged after experiencing start and stop labor patterns. Contractions start up one afternoon, mom is super excited and ready for labor, we chat, only to find the contractions simmer down and fade away after a few hours. And mom is left feeling defeated and frustrated, and doubting her bodies ability to birth.
Just because active labor did not begin, doesn't mean your body has failed you. In fact, your body is showing you that it is making progress!
Let's remember, giving birth isn't a race. Delivering at 38 weeks, doesn't make your body more efficient than the mother who delivers at 42 weeks. It isn't a great accomplishment to give birth ahead of schedule. If your body decides at 39 weeks that it is ready, awesome! But if your body feels that 41 weeks 5 days seems perfect, then that is equally perfect.
Trust that your body is fearfully and wonderfully made! It will help you deliver your baby at the perfect time... the perfect time for your baby and the perfect time for your body!
My name is Jillian and I am a Doula, Childbirth Educator, Placenta Encapsulator living in the Wilmington, North Carolina. I believe in women and that they deserve support throughout their pregnancy and births no matter what method of birth they desire. I myself am a mother to 4 girls, pregnant with a 5th (that is a boy); each of their births were vastly different.
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