Is Birth Your Calling?
Do you find yourself persistently preoccupied with the idea of supporting women during pregnancy and childbirth? Is this a sentiment that lingers in your mind, despite your efforts to shake it off, and you often envision yourself witnessing women triumphantly delivering their babies with a sense of amazement and inspiration, realising what an honour it would be to be a part of it all? If you are experiencing this repeated fantasy in your mind, and your hairs stand on end when thinking about it, you are experiencing a ‘calling’. This is not simply a job or career path, but rather a manifestation of meaningful and purposeful alignment with the universe.
This is beautiful and divine synchronicity. If you are reading this, the chance is it’s no accident. You will know if this aligns or not, simply by the way you feel. So how do you feel? Peaceful? Excited?Intrigued?
If you resonate with the sentiments expressed above, then it’s highly likely that you have a deep passion for helping women during one of the most vulnerable and transformative moments of their lives. It takes a special kind of person to be drawn to the world of pregnancy and childbirth, and if this is your calling, then it’s worth exploring further.
Here are 10 spiritual signs that a career in birth will likely be for you.
You feel a deep sense of purpose and fulfilment when thinking of supporting women during pregnancy and childbirth.
Feeling a deep sense of purpose and fulfilment when thinking of supporting women during pregnancy and childbirth can be a strong sign that a career in birth is the right path for you. This feeling can stem from a variety of reasons, including a desire to help others, a passion for maternal and child health, a personal experience with childbirth, or a fascination with the birth process.
2. You have a natural intuition for what women need when they feel vulnerable.
Having a natural intuition for what women need when they feel vulnerable is a crucial aspect of attending births. When a woman is in labour, she is in a vulnerable state both physically and emotionally, and she requires support that goes beyond just medical care.
A person with this natural intuition understands how to offer emotional and physical support to women during labour. They have an innate ability to read non-verbal cues and understand what the woman needs to feel supported, comfortable, and empowered during this process.
Such a person can provide a calming presence in the delivery room, offer words of encouragement and comfort, and provide physical support such as massages or counter-pressure techniques during labour. They can also help women navigate the medical system and advocate for their preferences and needs.
3. You are able to hold space for women during the intense and sometimes unpredictable times of their lives.
Do your friends automatically come to you when they experience intense feelings? Are you naturally able to calm them and intuitively know what to say without micromanaging the situation? Never in your head or ego actively thinking what to say to ‘fix’ the situation, rather you behave accordingly in the present moment? You are able to create a safe and supportive environment where they can express themselves freely and without judgement.
You may have a natural talent for empathising with others and being able to sense their needs without them having to explicitly state them. You are comfortable with silence and don’t feel the need to fill the air with unnecessary chatter or advice. You have an intuitive understanding of when to speak and when to simply listen.
4. You feel energised by the intensity and transformative power of birth.
When you think of birth do you feel very excited by the power that occurs during such an incredible process. The empowerment of the mother, the majesty of life crossing from one plane to another? Do you understand the sheer enormity of what happens during this process? If you feel energised and excited by the intensity and transformative power of birth, it could be a sign that you are ready to undertake a career in this field. Birth work requires passion, dedication, and a deep understanding of the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of childbirth.
5. You feel a spiritual connection to the process of birth and the new life that is being brought into the world.
Look at this photo of a woman who has just birthed her baby. How do you feel about it? Do you have a physical reaction? Do you feel excited? Do you feel an overwhelming sense of love and peace?
6. You are able to stay calm and centred during high-pressure situations and can help to soothe and comfort those around you.
If you are able to stay calm and centred during high-pressure situations and can help to soothe and comfort those around you, it can be a sign that you have a calling to attend births. Birth is an intense and emotional experience, and having someone present who can remain calm and focused can be incredibly beneficial for everyone involved.
When attending a birth, you may be called upon to provide emotional support and encouragement to the mother, partner, and family members. This may involve helping the mother to relax and stay focused, offering reassurance and comfort, and helping to manage any pain or discomfort she may be experiencing.
7.You are able to advocate for the needs and desires of people when they struggle to do so with kindness and respect to others involved.
Attending birth as a birth worker requires a unique set of skills and qualities, one of which is the ability to advocate for the needs and desires of the birthing woman.. This means being able to speak up for their rights, preferences, and boundaries, especially when they may be unable to do so themselves due to pain, exhaustion, or other factors.
When you are able to advocate for someone in this way, it shows that you have a deep understanding of the importance of respecting a person’s autonomy and dignity. It also demonstrates that you have the ability to communicate effectively with others involved in the birthing process, such as medical staff (if they choose a medical setting to give birth), family members, and partners.
Advocating for the needs and desires of the birthing woman with kindness and respect is essential because it can help create a positive birthing experience for everyone involved. It can also help ensure that the birthing woman’s wishes are heard and respected, which can lead to better health outcomes and a more empowering birth experience.
8.You have a strong desire to learn and continually educate yourself about pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care.
If you frequently find yourself immersed in birth videos, talking about birth, thinking about birth and taking a deep interest in the journey of pregnant friends, you can take this as a sure sign that a career in birth is for you! You may even have a sixth sense for when someone has gone into labour! Many women have such a profound connection with this process, they may feel sympathy surges or just ‘know’ when birth is imminent. This is probably one of the biggest signs you should not be wasting your talents and I would urge you to follow your calling!
9.You have a deep respect for the birthing woman and the sacredness of the birth experience.
If you honour the sacredness that is birth, you understand that the birthing process is a transformative and sacred experience that deserves reverence and respect. Someone who is ready to embark on a career in birth will understand the significance of the event and approach it with reverence. They will create a calm and peaceful environment for the birthing woman and respect the sanctity of the moment. Again, notice how you feel when you think of a beautiful birth scenario! Your feelings will tell you everything you need to know.
10.You feel a sense of awe and 10reverence for the miracle of birth and are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of it.
Feeling a sense of awe and reverence for the miracle of birth is a significant indication that you are ready for a career in birth. The process of birth is a profound and transformative experience, and those who are drawn to this field often have a deep appreciation for its significance.
If you feel this sense of awe and reverence for the miracle of birth, it means that you understand the gravity of the experience and the incredible importance of being present and supportive for the birthing woman and their family. This understanding allows you to approach each birth with a sense of gratitude and humility, knowing that you are privileged to be a part of such a profound event.
Having this perspective also means that you are likely to approach your work with empathy and compassion, recognising that each woman has a unique journey and set of needs. You are likely to be patient, kind, and understanding, and to work tirelessly to support the birthing woman and their family throughout the process.
If you feel a strong resonance with these signs, then attending birth may very well be your calling. It’s important to honour and explore this calling with an open heart and mind. This work can be incredibly rewarding, but it can also be challenging and emotionally intense. Take the time to reflect on your motivations and your abilities. Remember, attending birth is not just a job or career path, it is a calling that requires dedication, compassion, and a deep connection to the divine.