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🤰🏻AUTONOMOUS PREGNANCY👶🏻 I’ve got this WILD idea to share, ideas liberate... Did you know you can be completely self-directed in deciding what type of prenatal care, birth and postpartum support you have? Sure, there is a prescribed dogma that you can submit to. You can give away all of your power and let someone else tell you what YOU need to bring forth life, which will likely be a pathologized list of labs to complete. Or you can really prepare yourself for the journey you wish to have.
It all starts with settling in and deciding what you need to be as physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually healthy as possible. Clearly this should not be a one size fits all, industrialized model of care.
Prenatal care can, and should be so much more than we’ve been offered. Perhaps the recommended testing gives you peace of mind, take what you want and nothing more. That’s right, you have a choice in everything. Compromise is not necessary.
Come up with a budget and allocate accordingly.
Maybe prenatal care consists of frequent massages, therapy, hiking, going on dates with your partner weekly, women’s circles/red tent, having dinner with your care providers to get to know each other the very best you can before the birth, swimming naked in a river, frequent visioning or meditation, enhancing your diet, researching & educating yourself on birth, time alone, the possibilities are endless and 💯 up to you.
Prenatal care should look like self care at its very best, no excuses!
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