Waterbirth gives a woman a heightened sense of well being during labour and birth and is as safe for the baby as birth on land.
Preparing mind, body and spirit for pregnancy enhances the environment in which conception occurs and welcomes the future baby into the parents lives and the world we inhabit in the best possible way.
Our solar system and precious earth are turning suspended in the spiral motion of the milky way and beyond that the universe. We humans are dancing the spiral of life, no less when we give birth to our babies.
I have been feeling a little sluggish with a sore throat and missing my veggie patch in Kwazulunatal while waiting in Cape Town for births, so thought I would post a pic of my patch here as an inspiration to all women who are pregnant and battling with pregnancy aches and pains. Minor complaints of …
Dr Beatriz Manrique and her team working in poor ghettos of Caracus, Venezuela, demonstrated that when parents are taught to communicate with their preborn children from early in womb life (ideally from conception), their physical, intellectual and emotional development is favoured.
the major task of perineal tissue is to stretch during childbirth and allow the baby’s head to slip through the soft tissues without harm to the mother or baby. The perineal cells are designed to stretch more than any other cell in the body and once the task is complete, to resume their previous shape. The perineal tissue is also the most regenerative tissue in the body
When a woman understands the mechanics, process and phases of labour she is able come to the labour with less fear and realise that labour has a beginning and an end. Information about the different stages of labour, and how the body may feel as the labour becomes more intense helps the mother stay calm. A loving relationship with the father of the baby and tender exchanges of love and touch during the labour facilitate trust and the optimal release of ‘oxytocin’, the “love” hormone.