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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Birthing Wisdom from a Three Year Old

My daughter and I sitting in the bathroom, when she asks me:
“Mommy, how is the baby going to be born?”
“Through my vagina, honey... Is that what you are asking about?” I wonder because we have talked about birth quite often and she has seen lots of birth movies.
She thinks for a while: “Yes. It is...”
She hops of the stool with a twinkle in her eye: “so your vagina is going to open and become big, big, BIG, like this!” Opening her arms as if to embrace the world.
“Yes it is”, I say, with a big smile.

My daughter has not yet been spoiled by modern birth culture (or at least not too much) and she has inherent trust in my body’s ability to birth this baby and in nature.
We could all learn from our toddlers... so for this birth, I’m holding on to the visualization of my vagina opening and becoming big, big, BIG... Large enough to embrace the world.



  1. I think it is the other way around. You are teaching her about the natural way of things...
    Not saying "the baby is going to come from the hospital/doctor etc!"
    Great anecdote!

  2. Oy!! And here I am crying again - gotta love post partum hormones :) Love this story!

    TY for the sweet well wishes on Ailia's arrival! :)


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