Create positive expectation by surrounding yourself with stories of birth that affirm our power, our joy, our capacity to overcome obstacles, and which just generally inspire us to step into our power.
Pregnancy brings up so. much. Even if you didn't have the hormones rocking your brain and body, you're still about to become a parent. On top of that, there's so much that just happens in life. I haven't seen it all, but what I have seen includes: ambivalence about a pregnancy, severe pregnancy symptoms causing ambivalence about a pregnancy, previous pregnancy loss, addiction, PTSD, depression, high risk pregnancy, physical and/or emotional abuse, divorce or separation, partner infidelity, death of a partner, financial challenges, and being a teenager about to become a mom. I list that there not to freak you out, but to affirm that if you're going through some serious shit, just know that you are not alone. Instagrammable pregnancies, relationships, and births are pretty, but that's not the truth. No one's life is perfect, and some people who make it look perfect overcompensate by insisting that theirs is.
I want you to know that as my client, there is nothing that you can't come to me with. I will hold space for whatever you bring. If you need support for anything at all, I can recommend local therapists for you, and any other referrals as needed. This goes for the postpartum too (even if you're three months postpartum and no longer technically working with me). <3