Empowering yes, Nerve racking yes!!!

 

CFC staff Leia and Angie visit 4thtrimester Bodies

CFC staff Leia and Angie visit 4thtrimester Bodies

Yesterday Angie, and I met up in Toronto for an afternoon that we were both very excited about, but both for different reasons, very nervous about.  We were going to take part in http://4thtrimesterbodies.com/ .  They are an amazing organization that are on a Worldwide tour “dedicated to embracing the beauty inherent in the changes ”brought to our bodies by motherhood, childbirth and breastfeeding.

I had been mentally preparing myself for the photo shoot for a few days, and what “bearing it all” would mean.  What I couldn’t prepare for was the video I was a part of.  I didn’t know what questions I’d be asked, until that moment.  The first few were easy, name, where you live, number of kids…..

Then the tough part-  Being asked what you want to share about your birth experiences, and why you took part in this project was really tough!! It hit me like a ton of bricks, literally.  I felt like I had been throat punched, the wind taken out of me.  Why?  Well for the next few minutes, I stumbled through my birth philosophy, my experiences as a Birth Mom, a Mom Mom, and a Surrogate Mom, I shared what a blessing all of those “titles” were, and how I regret nothing from my births, and used each one as a learning experience for the next.

It was a funny feeling at the end of the interview, as I wasn’t sure if my answers were “right”.  It was in that moment that I realized, it wasn’t about them being right, rather about my sharing them.  Not sharing them for others to learn about my greatness, but for me to learn about my greatness.

 

As I write this, I feel myself rambling as I did, during my interview, however want everyone to know that working with http://4thtrimesterbodies.com/ was an amazing experience, in which I learned so very much about myself as a woman, and Mom.

 

I’m not sure what Angie’s experience was, as I took her little one Cyrus for a walk while she did her interview.  I wanted to allow her the space to talk, without eyes on her, as she did for me.

I hope that you visit this site, and if you are so inclined, book a session with them.  It was this video that sold me on these amazing women!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XMAAmRKZrc

Leia and Angie from CFC visit 4thtrimester bodies project in Toronto

Leia and Angie from CFC visit 4thtrimester bodies project in Toronto

 

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