Childbirth on the Love-Making Continuum

An inspirational phrase for pregnancy is my homework for tomorrow’s prenatal lesson. I did read around 15 books on pregnancy so it is quite likely that this sentence came from one of them, anyway, here it is:

Conception happens when you make love and birth is part of that love-making continuum.

Isn’t that beautiful? When you think of childbirth as a sensual intimate event, just like love making is, it totally changes your attitude towards it. We’ve been bombarded by images of birthing as being painful, traumatic, medical and something to fear – mostly by what we see on TV.

But it doesn’t have to be that way – just like conceiving a child can be a traumatic event if it happened for instance through rape or it can be the most beautiful experience if it was an act of love performed by two parents, so the birthing of the child can be painful or blissful.

The fact that you haven’t yet heard of anybody having had an orgasmic birth doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. Until recently nobody believed the world was round and yet now it’s something nobody questions anymore.

So how do you birth in love? I am fortunate enough to have a great hospital close by, where you can give birth in a tub with dimmed lights, listening to your favorite music, with your partner kissing and stimulating you. It does sound like making love to me! 🙂

I’m really looking forward to my daughter’s arrival and my theme song is “I’m Coming Out” by Diana Ross – I keep singing it and getting excited about the magical day.

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Categories: Childbirth, Pregnancy Week by Week

Author:Alinka Rutkowska

Alinka is a best-selling and award-winning Children's Author.


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