The quality of what we eat can affect our genes for up to two generations!!!! Not only is the food we eat filled with pesticide remnants and organophosphates, first world citizens are exposed to many additional teratogens in our homes, cleaning agents and paints, carpets, never mind the prescription drugs that are prescribed over the counter. Read the article for which I include links.
The notion of spiritual midwifery is clearly beginning to re-emerge in Western culture. As society has become more and more technologically based, many aspects of our lives have been reduced to purely physical functions. Childbirth especially has not escaped this rationalisation/de-mystification trend. In this process of focussing on what is happening to our bodies and the physical condition of the baby, many have lost the opportunity to experience the spiritual nature of childbirth.
True midwives are sensitive to the needs of mothers AND babies. Mothers need to choose their care providers and midwives so they are supported effectively to achieve a safe and empowering natural birth.
Using belly dancing to assist and empower women through labour.