In Communication, you are asked to take both the Doer and Receiver roles to develop empathy and increased communication that will enhance your teamwork (see Teamwork). Now you achieve those same goals by looking at the internal language of both the woman giving birth and the birth coach who observes her. Both of you need to read the below so you understand inner dialogue as opposed to outward communication.
You cannot read another person's mind, but you can understand that childbirth does kindle very commonly shared thoughts. Just as the physical process is similar for all birthing women, so is the self-talk comparable. For instance, it's common for birthing women to internally discuss whether the pain is less or more than they anticipated. It's uncommon for birthing women to have an internal discussion about what to prepare for dinner or whether it will rain tomorrow.
Once you understand the internal dialogue shared by many birthing teams, you can use your Birthing Better Pink Kit skills to work with the common negative thoughts through positive, self-managing behaviors. Learning how to work with your internal voice can make all the difference in the world for the memories that will form the basis for your Birth Story.
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