Your strength doesn't come from how you birth your baby

Let me make something abundantly clear.
Your strength doesn't come from how you birth your baby. 

Your strength comes from how hard you wished and tried for this little nugget.

Your strength comes from saying goodbye to all the things (no sushi or alcohol, no CrossFit, no travel....)

Your strength comes from parenting a toddler and the one in your belly.

Your strength comes from managing a world that keeps spinning while you take on more nausea, fatigue, stress, and preparation. 

Your strength comes from how you advocate for your needs and your baby's needs.

Your strength comes from the love you show yourself and this little person, daily. 

Your strength comes from the bravery and selflessness of birthing and mothering.

Your strength comes from giving up, giving in, and giving control over to your body, your spirit, your nature, your medical needs, and your baby. 

How birth manifests doesn't make you strong. 
YOU ARE ALREADY STRONG. 

Birth doesn't build strength