In the current coronavirus situation many women want to stay at home in labour for as long as possible, or are changing their plans to give birth at home. Is this you? Are your worrying what happens if you leave it too late and baby is born at home. Or what about if there isn’t a midwife to come out, or she arrives too late? What do you need to get ready? What do you need to know? What does your partner need to know? Is this you?
This is the story of a humbling birth with history. Caroline had hoped for a homebirth for her first baby boy and instead of fulfilling her dreams, gave birth by a needed caesarian section. Caroline, a personal trainer by profession, had fallen on her sacrum and coccyx in her twenties, not once but several times …
“’Bear down now, this baby needs to be born soon’ The perineum was bulging slightly now and beginning to stretch, as the baby’s head descended in the birth canal onto the pelvic floor. The midwife leaned over the mother, her short bob cut hair fell to the side of her face. She listened to the …
Women spend years learning to behave in certain ways in order to ‘fit in’ to society. Giving Birth acts as a gateway to rediscover blocked parts of the self that enable a woman to reclaim her life force.
Sometimes labour and birth can go backwards, stall or slow down when the mother is tense or frightened. It is important to meet the needs of each individual woman and birth.
While the common reasons for diabetes such as poor eating habits or genetic predisposition increases the risk of diabetes during pregnancy, the changes in our farming methods may well tip us over the edge in terms of our health and the health of our unborn babies. This is a public health issue for pregnant women and we need to be informed. We cannot grow healthy babies if we are eating unhealthy food.
What we learn about life starts in the womb and may have a lifelong influence on our lives.