For centuries, a woman’s intuition was respected as a vital contribution to the health and well-being of her family. Our personal experiences through pregnancy and birth led us to trust in the natural processes of the body.
Our inherent ability to bond with our children gave us great insight into the
physical and emotional needs of our families. Our cultures honored women’s
ability to seek guidance from that quiet place within.
In recent years, technology has seemingly replaced women’s input in family
health decisions. It is not so much that the voice of intuition has stopped talking
to us, but that our high-tech society is disregarding its validity. We have been led
away from trusting the natural process and hearing its internal messages, and
have turned toward looking outside ourselves for support and guidance.
Yet we can still have a deep connection with our inner wisdom, and therefore
our family’s well-being. All we have to do is listen and follow its guidance. You
see, the more we trust this voice and carry out its wisdom, the stronger and more
often it communicates with us.
Too often we hear stories about how mothers “just knew” something about
their child or themselves, but were persuaded to believe otherwise. Pressure
and intimidation persuaded them to ignore the guidance of their inner knowing.
In some of the stories, the price they pay for mistrusting their intuition has