What a wonderful week I spent in Gauteng with generous hosts and eager students, with the aim of empowering midwives in South Africa, and reducing neonatal morbidity and mortality with respect to shoulder dystocia. Just today, a doctor related to me how a woman had arrived at the hospital fully dilated and Continue reading
Stephanie Dawn from the United States shared her wonderful work on Sacred Birth at the Damanhur Birth Summit 2010. Sacred Birth is Love in Action and starts with aiming for the highest possible level of empowerment for the mother, father and the baby throughout the pregnancy, birth and parenthood journey. Finding your spiritual truth is really important and drawing on the energy of the Great Divine Spirit through prayer, mindfulness and meditation are the first steps towards creating a sacred birth. Examining Continue reading
Maternal Nutrition: Prenatal Effects on the Unborn Baby
The nutritional status of the mother before and during pregnancy has been found to affect the fetus with long-term consequences that present in adulthood such as coronary heart disease, diabetes and hypertension. Barker has shown that diet during pregnancy has long term effects, showing a correlation between fetal nourishment and diabetes and heart disease in adulthood (1).
Not only can the roots of physical health be traced to Continue reading
The Summit was organized by the PerLa Donna Association (Farfalla Vitalba), with the assistance of the Association Sal-u-te (Orango Riso), in collaboration with the Federation of Damanhur, Italian Obstetrics Association for International Cultural Relations (AIORCE), and the National Coordination for Associations and Communities of Ethical Inner and Spiritual Research (CONACREIS Italy) Continue reading