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Parents Supporting Parents

Updated: Sep 26, 2019

So this morning I got brave and decided to do a Tesco food shop with these two little munchkins. Just the three of us 💪🏻 About half way through Jazmine decided she’d had enough and so out she came. Jazmine in one arm, trolley pushing with the other. 🤪 I narrowly swerved a young dad (nappies in his trolley) at one point and about 2 aisles later we passed each other again and as he passed he said “you’re doing great”. A total stranger but had appreciation for what I was doing. It made me really happy and I was like yeah, I got this and how lovely was he. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You might remember an earlier post I did on use of language. Words can be very powerful in every day life and it’s no different when you are in labour. Our choice of words can have a positive impact but also a negative impact and I’m sure we’ve all experienced that in one way or another where something is said and it stays in your mind and you just can’t shake it off. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Midwives are great with their use of words. They are very encouraging as they support you through labour, they know what to say to keep you motivated and feel empowered. Partners, it’s also a good one for you to keep in mind for the big day. A bad choice of words can impact the flow of oxytocin and hence slow labour down. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So thank you to that guy today for his kind words. A little goes a long away and he probably doesn’t realise how much I appreciated it 👏🏻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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