I am one of those people that believes in manifesting things, taking herbs instead of antibiotics, and getting A’s on tests. I have always believed in my ability to influence the outcome of events in my life. I’m spiritual. I’m a healer. I’m healthy. I’m an overachiever. My daughter’s birth turned all that on its head. All the pre-natal Pilates, yoga and acupuncture, optimal fetal positioning practices, birth classes, guided meditations, and Ina May books in the world couldn’t have prepared me for how this was going to go. Three days past her due date, I called my doula at one in the morning. Yes, I was sure,...
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