28 May 2009

interesting dream

I had a dream this morning that I gave birth, quite effortlessly. The contractions were not really painful and didn't last long. I was at home and a midwife was there, but I caught my own baby, a girl I think. In fact, things went so easily that the midwife left almost immediately. The birth had not hurt, so I don't think I tore, but in my dream I went to my friend's (she used to be a midwife in non-dream life) and asked if she would come check me out...I had gloves for her.
I'm sure there are all sorts of abandonment implications, certainly not stemming from my real-life birth experiences. But also a real DIY, I-can-do-anything kind of feeling. Maybe it was all the tremendous gardening and yard work I did on my own this past weekend since the guy I hired to do it never showed? It's certainly not because I'm wanting or having more babies...my three are quite enough for me!

1 comment:

Nanda Mama said...

I had a dream the other night that my son's preschool teacher was in labor and a bunch of the mothers from her class were there. I began assisting her with contractions and making oil concoctions to rub on her back and her feet. She birthed effortlessly and seemingly without pain. I have not had that birth myself but was very comforted to have helped someone else have it - even though my son's teacher is not pregnant and not planning to be. She is however moving to a new life and I have been trying to assist her with that transition. Interesting dream. Thank you for reminding me of it.