Focal Points for Birth

I had a beautiful focal point during my first birth.  It was a gorgeous piece of moss that my husband glued to a flat rock.  I let my eyes grow blurry and lazy as I stared at that moss.  Norah’s middle name is Moss.  I still have it sitting on a shelf in my bedroom though the moss has turned yellow.

For my second birth, I used plants and affirmation.  At my amazing blessingway, guests brought plants to surround me during my birthing time.

I see many focal points used during births.  I remember a woman who used a picture of herself sailing a boat.  That experience reminded her that she could do anything.  I’ve seen parents display their baby’s first outfit or an ultrasound photo.  Or, a couple who cut out a circle with the word, “Peace” and taped it over the clock in the hospital room.  Brady covered a wall in her home with individual affirmations.  Focal points can be fantastic reminders and affirmations during your birthing time.

But my favorite focal point ever was from Katy.  She traced a circle exactly 10 cm and used it in her affirmation.  See it here taped to her hospital bed.  It says, “Go ahead and let gO, Katy.  He’s almost here.”

affirmation

Did you use a focal point during your birthing time?

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