Here’s a little background on why these phrases feel so meaningful to us:
Blooming is ripeness, opening, change…life. Trees bud, flowers bloom and bear fruit. It’s a subtle reminder that birth is also a natural process that unfolds in its own time. And flowers are always a nice image...
When we see “(Birth Becomes You),” we also envision a person on the threshold of great change. The birth giver makes a transformational journey during labor and birth. The person you used to be is not the same person you will be after giving birth. And you will remember the day you crossed that threshold for the rest of your life.
The parentheses embrace the phrase “Birth Becomes You.” We want to reinforce the message that mentally embracing and engaging in the process of birth is so, so important.
Birth Becomes YOU: During labor, the birthing person’s entire focus is inward, on the physiological process unfolding. Nothing else happening in the entire world matters during labor. It subsumes everything. Only birth matters during those challenging minutes and hours.
...and, Birth BECOMES You: The dual meaning emphasizes how truly beautiful and amazing and powerful a person in labor can be. Although it may be hard for the person who has been working so hard, sweating, shaking, and nauseated to realize, everyone else in the room recognizes this radiance.
Tell us, what phrases or affirmations inspire you?