Twins Skye and Eden were born in the sanctity of the home in Cape Town. Both twins babies emerged in waterbirth and parents Andre and Vivienne are superhuman!
The following was originally posted on Facebook, but received such an overwhelming response that I felt it was worth posting on my website too. Below the original post about midwives’ and doulas’ seemingly different levels of recognition by the public in general, I have included the first couple of hours’ worth of Facebook comments
Rules for the length of the second stage of labour imposed on women by bureaucratic hospital and medical systems do not serve women or take into account natural birth physiology or the individual differences of women.
Marianne will be presenting a Natural Birth workshop on the eighth and ninth of December 2012, at Passionate Births in Hilton, Pietermaritzburg. Register now for your chance to experience this uplifting and educational workshop on natural birth.
Delayed cord clamping for 3 minutes or longer has long term benefits to the neonate, does NO harm and does not affect the mother in a negative way.
Marianne will be presenting a Natural Birth workshop on the 18th and 19th of August. This workshop will cover all aspects of how to achieve a natural birth the Spiritual Birth way. We will explore how to be guided by your inner compass and spiritual intuition as well as
Pain relief medication interferes with the neuro-endocrine systems of mother and baby during labour and birth. While the short term impacts may be negligable, no research has yet been undertaken on the long term effects.