Is This Your First?

Brave Momma, The one in prenatal yoga tonight with a 12 week flat belly. Your first time coming. I see you. I started going to the classes around the same time during my 3rd and 4th pregnancies. 11 or 12 weeks pregnant. I went each week. Rarely if ever missing a class. It was sacred time. I craved it between classes, sometimes speeding down the interstate to make it on time. Being there made me feel strong, powerful, normal. Like the others in the class. Like a Mom. Like I was supposed to be there. Fighting the feeling that I was not supposed to be there. That I didn’t belong. That I was different. In warrior pose, I stood proudly, stretched out my arms, reaching one hand to the past and one

Greensboro: 1175 Revolution Mill Drive,

Lower Studio 29-3

Raleigh: 1042 Washington Street

Maria Paredes, PhD, LPCS, CEDS-S

Three Birds

Counseling and Clinical Supervision, PLLC

Tel: 336-430-6694


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