Tia has a little advice for moms to be: sit back and enjoy the ride.
The actress recently wrote her first exclusive blog for iVillage in which she discussed her initial feelings about undergoing a Cesarean Section when giving birth to now 16-month-old son Cree. “You see, I always thought like many other women that if you gave birth the natural way, that’s what made you a woman. Giving birth the natural way was a passage every woman should take in order to experience what being a woman was all about. I mean, I meet women all the time who are making it happen with no epidural and no drugs, just by breathing and pushing — all natural,” said Mowry-Hardrict.
Tia wanted to be in complete control of her birthing experience until her physician enlightened her. “Dr Kumeitz softly said to me as my eyes filled with tears, ‘ Tia, this is the first lesson in being a parent. Your child is not always going to do what you want them to do. He is already letting you know you can’t control all things.’ This really hit home for me. She was right.”
So now what’s Tia’s advice to her sister and other expectant moms? “No matter how your child comes into this world, it does not justify nor is it the precursor to what an amazing mother you will be to your child, or the woman that you are.” Just sit back, and enjoy the ride.
Cree is Tia and husband Cory Hardrict’s first child together.