SENSUAL PREGNANCY (part two)
© Roslyne Sophia Breillat
mentor at the Wise Woman University
Part Two (part one)
Although it is beneficial for both mother and babe if she is fit and strong and healthy it is dangerous for her to approach her maternal years with the anorexic mentality that has now sadly entered the realm of the pregnant mother. The woman who starves her body during pregnancy starves her baby of much needed nutrients, creates stress in her womb and endangers her baby’s life. The latest term for this dangerous and shocking phenomenon is “pregorexia.”
The insensitivity of modern society celebrates the pre-pubescent feminine form as an ideal image of youthful femaleness needing to be “attained” by every woman no matter her age, natural body shape or natural weight. The pressure upon women to live the falsity of this image is a dishonouring and a suppression of the ever-changing rhythm of feminine transformational cycles.
This much sort-after image is illusory, illusive and unreal, as all images are. And many pregnant women now aspire to emanate this unreal image instead of celebrating the realness, the fullness, the richness and the ripeness of their glorious fertile bodies.
Promoting minimal weight gain during pregnancy and unnatural weight loss after childbirth as trendy, “sexy” and glamorous is extremely harmful and unhealthy for new mothers and their babies. This ridiculous unnatural trend that is infiltrating the feminine psyche creates a painful suppression of natural femaleness in young women who are approaching their mothering years. Like many of their favourite movie star icons many young women are now deciding not to have children at all because of this insidious fear of putting on weight.
The weight that a woman gains during pregnancy is natural and beautiful unless she is eating beyond the requirements of her body. If she listens consciously and intimately to her body she will find that her baby will inform her from moment to moment of its nutritional needs. The weight that she gains is essential for her health and wellbeing and that of her unborn babe.
It is impossible for her to celebrate life, to celebrate her fertility, to celebrate her pregnancy, to be the love that she is if she tries to restrict and control Mother Nature’s wise and powerful knowing. The weight that her body carries will naturally diminish after childbirth during the first few months of breastfeeding. For this is Mother Nature’s way of providing much needed reserves for her and her babe.
It is impossible for a pregnant woman to experience the ecstatic joy of a natural pregnancy when she is fearful or when she is underweight. For the inherent bliss of pregnancy embraces the wildly chaotic and divinely sensual dance of expansion, of growth, of renewal. When a woman shrinks from this miraculous expansion of her body and her psyche she shrinks from her innate mothering potential and her unique female wisdom, strength and passion.
Every woman’s body knows how to give birth naturally and joyously. And every woman’s body knows how to give birth without drugs. Medical intervention during birthing is only necessary in an emergency. When a woman asks unnecessarily for a caesarean or for drugs during childbirth it is because she has lost her power through giving in to her fears, her denial or to others’ opinions and misuse of authority.
Whenever a woman experiences a lack of loving tenderness or passionate sexual love her body tightens, her belly tightens, her womb and her vagina contract with emotional tension and fear. When she becomes pregnant the force of this tension is instantly communicated to her unborn babe. And if she has experienced painful abortions and miscarriages, repressed afterwaves of shock can permeate her womb, suppressing her natural joy of life and her longing for the passion and mystery of love.
When a pregnant woman has endured painful sexual experiences she will often recoil from the powerful surrender that precipitates a joyous birth experience. Her fears of pain, of being engulfed, of letting go, will delay or suppress her womb’s life giving contractions. She will then ask for drugs to dull her senses, to numb her emotional pain, to put her and her baby to sleep.
A woman’s body is created to naturally give and receive sensual pleasure. Lovemaking, menstruation, pregnancy, birthing and menopause can all release long suppressed fears and sexual trauma from her cellular memory and unhealed emotional residue from her womb. For these phases of feminine life all contain potential moments for her body to surrender to the sensual healing power of her natural sexuality. When a woman fully experiences this raw and primal power of creation during childbirth her entire being fully opens in a state of ecstasy. These potent ripples of life energy deeply nourish her and her babe, opening her vagina and her heart to an infinite well of maternal love. Whenever she feels intimidated, powerless or unsafe during birthing she is denied the full experience of her innate passion and the sensual waves of joy and pleasure that bring life into being.
So, dear woman, enjoy the succulent ripeness of your body. Enjoy the delicious fertility of your womb. Dance in the sweet glory of your pregnancy. Open your heart to the new life stirring within your growing belly. Celebrate this divine gift of Mother Nature. Honour the uniqueness of your inherent femaleness. And become one with this glorious manifestation of new life that is arising from deep within your feminine mystery and preparing to appear on this beautiful earth.
Sophia is a wise woman who lives, writes, and paints from the heart. Her prolific articles and paintings embrace the wisdom and grace of the female essence and the beauty of the earth. She is acknowledged as a powerful and honest writer whose creative work features throughout many international websites and magazines. Her website is an abundant offering of female wisdom that nurtures and inspires.
Sophia is available for wildheartwisdom mentoring and counselling consultations via telephone or skype.
Website ~ www.wildheartwisdom.com
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About the Mentor:
Sophia (Roslyne Sophia Breillat) is a woman who lives, writes and paints from the heart. The inner richness and profound healing of her life experiences are inspiration for her flowing creativity. Her articles and art embrace the beauty, power and sensuality of the feminine essence and celebrate the natural flow of woman’s transformational cycles. Her website offers a sacred space for woman to dive into the deep, to open to her true nature, to be who she really is.
Sophia’s training and experience includes primal therapist, intuitive massage, reconnective healing, writing, art, illustration, design, astrological counselling, instructional skills, training program design and teaching within the Aboriginal community. She has also facilitated many creative workshops and courses.
Sophia’s writing and art is featured extensively on international websites and her articles and illustrations have been published in many national and international magazines. She is acknowledged as a sensitive and honest writer with deep perceptions and penetrative insight. She is currently creating a series of books that honour the power and wisdom of the feminine spirit.
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