You’re running a marathon🏃♀️
Would you turn up at the start line having done no physical training? No idea about the course route?
I’m pretty sure in most cases the answer would be no. More often than not you would have over prepared. You probably would have...
▪️Been training for months
▪️Have appropriate equipment such as running shoes and clothes
▪️You would look up the route and may even do practice run
▪️You might bring a water bottle or plan your drink/ snack stops
▪️You would wear your watch to time your run
▪️You would stretch before the run
▪️You would talk to yourself positively!! “I can do this!”
▪️You would visualise doing well, running a personal best!
The list goes on...
We can prepare for birth in the same way. Research everything! Be informed, plan, take control!!
But in both scenarios although preparing has amazing benefits it cannot guarantee an outcome. You may fall on your run and hurt your leg, who knows, but does that mean it’s not worth preparing in the first place?