Reframing the language around childbirth; how about this?


From Motherwise:

As a birth doula, mother and a woman who has been on a long journey to find a stronger connection to my womb space* and in general, self-love — I feel deeply compelled to discuss the value of positive reframing. The beliefs we hold about ourselves and especially our bodies are very powerful. The words we choose, whether we are conscious of them or not, can shape our ideas and in turn foster strength or fear within us. This applies directly to childbirth outcomes.

Ok. How about this?

Let’s replace the words “birth interventions” with “preventive medicine.”

It’s easy to fear and refuse “birth interventions” but who refuses preventive medicine?


* What is a womb space and why would you want to have a connection to it?