Be vs. See
There have been a lot of articles and posts recently about how young girls should have more role models and how this can give them more confidence and belief with regards to what path they choose in the future.
This got me thinking about role models for mothers and how the same rule applies. How can mothers know that they can have an empowering and positive experience of birth if they’ve never heard, read about or seen any themselves?
From a very young age we’re surrounded by negative stories about childbirth. Films and T.V series also tend to portray birth in a dramatic way with people running around screaming, emergency lights and sounds, women lying flat on their backs being told what to do and what’s going to happen next with no say in the matter…
This is not, and should not be, the reality of childbirth.
The stories we hear and images we see throughout our lives all have an impact on our bodies and minds… consciously, and subconsciously.
“Young girls need to see role models in whatever careers they might choose, just so they can picture themselves doing those jobs someday. You can’t be what you can’t see.” - Sally Ride, First American woman in Space. Thank you@the_female_lead
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