“It takes a village” – this is a phrase I commonly hear (and commonly use) when discussing the challenges that arise while raising children. We often say it as an encouragement, a reminder that you don’t have to do this alone. We need community, and motherhood provides profound opportunities to ask for help and lean on each other.
In my first pregnancy with my daughter, I did a lot of research to prepare for labour and birth. I would spend my evenings reading positive stories of the birthing process, especially home births, as well as little encouragements and mantras