Khanyisa and husband Sabelo were surprised today by how safe and pleasant it was to give birth to Khanyisa’s second child at home, after finding out that the birth unit where they had booked to give birth was full! A homebirth is safe Continue reading
Welcome to Spiritual Birth!
We believe that women need to prepare for natural birth in every aspect of their lives, including the spiritual, emotional, mental and physical areas of their being. A woman deserves the right to choose her companions as well as where and how she will give birth to her child. Pregnancy and birth are normal life events for most women.To this end, interventions should be kept to a minimum wherever possible. A baby who is born gently and welcomed by warm, caring parents receives the best possible start in life. Women who are well prepared in their minds, bodies and spirits can experience birth as a profoundly moving and empowering event - a spiritual birth.
Natural physiological birth is an involuntary process orchestrated by neurochemicals and hormones that unfurl a woman’s body, enabling her to give birth to a baby and make the transition to motherhood. Physiological birth is directed from within the limbic system Continue reading
This is a little short notice, but I wanted to tell you all about a workshop I am giving on Thursday the 12th of September 2013. The workshop will be on Supporting Physiological Births at Home. In this morning workshop we will be discussing all aspects of this physiological birth and how to support it in the home environment, a subject which is very close to my heart. Continue reading
It is 04h57 and I am waiting for a baby to be born. The mother has laboured all night: gently, sweetly, silently, with the occasional musical moan. We waited until her baby was ready to be born Continue reading
When women are healthy, well-nourished and well cared for with strong support systems, pregnancy and birth are safe. Physiological birth is an amazing natural and instinctive process that usually occurs without outside coaching or interference. When a well nourished woman is undisturbed in labour, Continue reading
Our February 2013 weekend Spiritualbirth workshop was sublime as we each embarked on spiritual journeys of self discovery and mutual recognition under the summer sky. A journey that began with intense theory culminated in a symbol of love and unity Continue reading