There are short exchanges and small remarks that can leave you feeling a little silly. The following exchange did just that and occurred at the beginning of our antenatal class:
“Do you both believe your/partners body is capable of making and growing a baby?”
Without hesitation we both answered “Yes” just as we think most people would.
It was then remarked:
“Then why would you think that a body that is capable of such a feat, would not be perfectly capable of giving birth to that same baby!”
It illustrated how irrational some of our fears really were. In that one little exchange a confidence and calmness was instilled, that stayed with us throughout. When we were worried or nervous for no apparent reason one of us would ask the other that question and found it comforting.
When you are feeling worried or anxious about your impending birth try asking yourself that same question and hopefully it will help to dispel those irrational fears many of us have.