Author(s): Riga Forbes
When we talk about making something, it usually refers to creating, manipulating, or forming a material. In pregnancy, our bodies are wrapped up in doing all of these things at once, and on a grand scale. But in the act of making space in ourselves through mindfulness, none of these things apply.In Mindful Pregnancy & Birth we engage in an act of 'not doing'. Of not changing, but of simply "being" in the experience of ourselves. Pregnancy is a phase in which to reconcile what has been, with what will become. It is a process, a time of change, and even more so for a first-time mother. It is a recognition of our dreams for the future being in transit, in gestation, in the making.
Riga Forbes is a complimentary therapist, doula, and specialist in helping women with birth traumas. She runs 'Birth Vision' workshops and courses (has for over 10 years) and now written a book (240pager) focused on creativity, self-discovery and personal transformation in pregnancy. Offering exercises in meditation, art and self-development. She wants to bring the sacred back to a 9-month experience and transition that's life-changing. She teaches and speaks in Australia and the UK.