"Many women have described their experiences of childbirth as being associated with a spiritual uplifting, the power of which they have never previously been aware...To such a woman childbirth is a monument of joy within her memory. She turns to it in thought to seek again an ecstasy which passed too soon."
I just love this quote. I find myself pondering my most recent birth (already six months ago!) several times daily. As I look back on it, and ponder it, I see how much I grew and it makes me realize how soon that ecstasy passed. Amazing...how childbirth can be so full of both pain and ecstasy. It is truly amazing.
I'm currently researching becoming a doula...I want to work with pregnant women so badly. I want to help others receive the fulfillment that comes through birthing children without intervention. I want to help change people's lives for the better. We'll see...I don't know if it is the time yet, as I have two small children of my own, and more to come in the next years. Lots of research and prayer are coming my way...