Birthing a baby can be an empowering experience when the woman trusts her body, loves and wants her baby, and is comfortable with her sexuality. For many women, having a baby is their first experience of being connected to other women and with their own creativity. One patient said to me that she felt “one with every woman who had ever given birth.” This is the power of birth, even though women have learned collectively—though not necessarily consciously—to fear the birth experience.
No other experience puts a woman in touch with the process of creation as literally and vividly as that of giving birth. And no birth experience can connect her to the source as directly as a natural birth.