Mother love follows on from the experience of pain during labour and birth andthe pain may be the key to the protective instinct and bonding behaviour of the mother towards her offspring
The recent crash of a Germanwings airbus by Andreas Lubnitz elicits disturbing questions and deeper examination of the factors underlying this event.
Baby Guillaume was born calmly and gently at the Mtwana Birth Centre without disturbance and joined his parents Benedicte and Didier and his family of siblings.
Physiological birth is an involuntary process, related to activity in the primitive brain and body structures. It occurs best when a woman’s parasympathetic nervous system is operational and she is in a state of trust. The fetus ejection reflex is a short series of involuntary movements that result in the birth of the baby followed by transcendent feelings for the mother baby dyad.
The period of our lives that has the most impact on our personality and adult health is the period we spend in the womb. Preparing ourselves for pregnancy and bonding with our unborn babies prior to birth will help to safeguard their emotional, physical and mental health, and our relationships with them.
Collaborative care between obstetrician, midwives and other health disciplines works best for mother and baby.
Breastfeeding after giving birth and sleeping with one’s infant are natural mammalian behaviours. They are in fact safety requirements to prevent contamination from outside influences and protect the newborn from predators and from harm.