eye crying - x1NO-163 - normalHey you! Yes, you…the one who replays decisions you made during your birth over and over again. The one who ponders the “what if’s” when you’re alone in bed at night. The one who wants/wishes for a do-over birth so you could do it the “right” way this time… You are enough! The decisions you made, the actions you took were the sum of labor pains, exhaustion, hormones, and a lifetime of events and conditioning around birth that only you know the full extent of. Decisions do not happen in a vacuum. They are influenced by our entire lives, and no other decision can be made in that moment because of every. other. thing. that has happened in your life. You were strong enough then and you are strong enough now. You were brave enough then and you are brave enough now. You were a good enough wife/mother/woman/human, worthy of love and respect, then and now. You don’t need to re-do your birth to prove that you are enough. You need only change the story you are telling yourself, to a truer story…one that comes from a deep knowing women have in their bones as old as time. Repeat after me: “I. Am. Enough.”

Nikki Shaheed CD(DONA)                                                                                                                                                      Certified Birthing from Within Mentor