Yesterday, in my group Indie Birth text message broadcast, I was half-kidding about starting a campaign called #theytoldme; point being, my days are filled sometimes with stories women tell or send us about the INSANE, ridiculous, flat-out-WRONG things they have been told by the mainstream medical world. Well, people LOVED this idea.
Some of these #theytoldme are maddening; some are sad and really some are downright funny. What have YOU been told about your health, your situation, or just pregnancy and birth in general that was not true or maybe you weren’t even sure about that and had to investigate it for yourself?
Here’s my story of #theytoldme: I was told, with my first pregnancy, that I was high risk and would never have a term pregnancy because of a cervical surgery I (stupidly) consented to in my early 20’s. I’ve thought of that overconfident doctor each pregnancy. This “prediction” did cause me fear and concern early on, but I quickly realized it was a lie, and that my body, mind and spirit were more powerful than his words.
Will you share your version of #theytoldme?
Together we can come together in truth and realize how powerful we are! (And really there is no “they” and “us” so these stories serve to remind us of our own fears and tendencies to not honor ourselves and our own truths. Creating the conversation can be supportive and healing when we remember that being able to be “told” by anyone is part of the journey that we are all collectively on to regain our inherent freedom!!)
#indiebirth #takingbckbirth #truth #theytoldme
Leave your #theytoldme story in the comments.