Anyone else a fan of Wonder Woman? One of the things I love about the 2017 movie is how they portray Wonder Woman’s mindset. She is brings to light some of the things we so take for granted in our world.
Listening to our bodies
One of the most thought-provoking scenes in the movie is when she asks the soldier they’ve rescued, Steve, why he lets a wrist watch tell him what to do. (You can go see the scene on youtube here if you’re so inclined. Just so ya know, Chris Pine ain’t wearin’ much in the scene, though it doesn’t show anything) It is interesting how we’ve so ordered our days to do things like eat lunch, go to bed, etc. based on the time rather than what our bodies are telling us. (am I hungry? or tired?)
This has stuck with me as I think about how many things I take for granted as “normal” simply because that’s what I’ve always heard, and it’s what is “normal” around me.
So why am I talking about this over here where I share all the goods on fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum? Because our mindset surrounding these topics is often influenced by what we have seen as “normal” around us.
Is it “normal?”
I talk to women almost every day who tell me they didn’t know help existed for them. They thought that pain with sex, leaking with sneezing, or feeling weak is just part of the deal postpartum.
Or women in the midst of pregnancy who think there is nothing you can do to try and avoid some of the horror stories they’ve heard (like a breech baby or a c-section).
Or maybe you’re trying to get pregnant. And you’ve heard your only options are IVF or just “wait and see.” But there is so much more you can do to prepare your body.
I’m not going to lie and tell you we can control everything. We can’t. But we can work on changing our mindsets and learning how to change the things we CAN control.
So let’s be like Wonder Women – open to new possibility. Open to seeing the world from a new perspective. Open to weighing options. Open to asking for help.
If you want to know more or need some help in these areas, either put a comment below or reach out on my contact page. We can help you find new paths or a new mindset together.