The other night I found myself at home, relaxing on the couch with a glass of wine (that’s atypical for me, but it’s nice to relax in a different way sometimes). I found myself thinking, and when I start really thinking, I start writing. Clarity came (not through the wine, but I’m sure that helped), and I was reminded of why I’m here, why I’m doing this work.
As I wrote, I found myself writing to you. Here it is…
I’m a doubter, a self-doubter. I’ve been this way for a while. Doubting my abilities and moving on to something else (I did this with violin, piano, guitar, and voice lessons, starting at the age of 5). I never set myself up to succeed because I always assumed I would fail.
This is becoming clearer to me now, as I approach 30, as I have a 2.5 year old, as I have my own business, supporting women in the childbearing years because that’s what I’m most passionate about – and that’s where the shift happened.
When I knew that I wanted to be a mama, there was no doubt.
When I knew that I could step into that role right then, that I had to, that I needed to take control of my life in ways I never would have before, I was in tune with something much deeper than trying to learn a musical instrument.
My intuition told me to start taking care of my body before I got pregnant. As I traveled along my journey and explored more and more as my interests led me on all sorts of paths, I discovered that I was onto something.
The toxins we expose ourselves to prior to conception can harm our babies.
The food we eat prior to conception can help support our babies when we’re suffering from morning sickness (which is really baby’s amazing way of protecting itself from likely sources of toxins via food).
The attitude and mindset we take into pregnancy can impact how empowered we feel by the experience (and THAT can make a world of difference in how labor and delivery play out).
Now I’m not saying that every woman who prepares her body prior to conception will have a smooth sailing time with getting pregnant, being pregnant, and bringing her baby into the world. I can’t make predictions like that.
What I can tell you is that learning to trust your intuition, to be guided by your mama spirit, will open so many possibilities in your world. It will feel like magic. Whatever ‘it’ looks like to you.
I’m stepping away from the fear and the self-doubt that I’ve lived with until recently, and I’m saying this to you:
Preconception health matters.
Pregnancy health matters.
Mama health matters.
I am here to help support you because I love you, I care about you, and together we can make our families healthier for generations to come.
Peace, Love, and Wellness,