Birth in South Africa Spiritual Midwife The Travelling Midwife

The Travelling Midwife: The Imprints of Medicalized Childbirth

African Women carrying water as well as babies on their backs in South Africa

The early morning frost singed my fingers and toes during feeding time and as the day warmed up, we all thawed out in the midday sun. Safely ensconced at my mother’s Kwazulunatal ‘Horselovers Haven’, I was blissfully spending time in the herd, lying down with my horse in the grass and playing with him while …

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Spiritual Midwife

The Great Mother

For most humans, witnessing someone else’s distress without becoming distressed themselves is quite difficult. We are like babies in a nursery (terrible example), but if one baby cries, soon all the babies are crying. All humans resonate with the emotions of others and it is not easy to remain calm and allow someone else to express their primal fears, or loss, or grief without intervening.

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