The best advice I can give you, as a mother of seven, to any mother lucky enough to be expecting, is to document the birth of your baby.

I started documenting the birth of my seventh baby as soon as labour started – making videos and taking photos, explaining what I was experiencing and my tips and tricks for getting through it, so that one day if one of my little ones is lucky enough to be expecting, and they feel scared I can hopefully give them my experience to watch to try and bring them some comfort.

I made it for them, but honestly the strength I feel from watching it myself is unbelievably empowering.

There is something so immensely powerful about seeing yourself, actually watching your own self getting through the process of birthing your baby, which enables and empowers you to get through all of life’s other challenging experiences you may go through.

You have a comparison, no matter what obstacles you face, to be able to relate it to – and you know you made it through the birth of your baby successfully, as you will anything else that comes your way.

If you make it through the birth of your baby, you can handle anything else that life throws at you and that is one of the most empowering feelings – something which I believe many mothers lose sight of or don’t give themselves enough credit for.

As the years go by, I guess we forget about what giving birth was like, which makes it harder to use as motivation to succeed through other struggles in life.  And that’s where documenting it, will not only empower your child one day, but you as well…. every single time you doubt your inner strength or question your ability.

You are strong. You are courageous. You are a mother. And you will succeed though anything!

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  • Great advise

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  • It is so important to document everything for future and to reflect on

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  • I definitely want more documentation of my upcoming birth than I had of the last one.

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  • Awww, don’t know if I ever witty but cute idea :)

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  • I had a c-section for both of my pregnancies, and I have a photo of each of them half in me and half out. It looks quite freaky, but is truly amazing.

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  • I haven’t got a birth video, but my mum took photos during the labor…all 40 hours of it and it’s lovely to look back on

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  • A lovely idea and I’m sure her kids will value it once the time has come they go through birth themselves.

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  • gorgeous photo

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  • We have precious photos but no videos of the births of our children.
    I remember each birth in vivid detail!

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  • Yep so worthwhile and great

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  • I only got the just born having apgar photos. Not the actual coming out…lol

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  • I’m not sure I’d want the distraction of going to this extent.

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  • Hmmm, no mobile phones when my kids were born. I messed up so many photos because I stuffed up when loading the film into my camera. I missed so much and I’m sad about that. It’s so much easier today

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  • Would remind you of those precious moments and give you something special to share with your child

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  • It’s indeed a lovely idea. I am sure her kids will get a lot of strength from what she did for them!! :-)

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