A homebirth can provide a birthing mother with the right environment for giving birth in ecstasy, for finding her power, for transcendence and beautiful memories , for changing the world.
Twelve great things about waterbirth and how it enhances natural birth, bonding and skin to skin attachment and protects the mother and baby dyad
Food nourishes us when we are working, mother and midwife alike. Preparing food and sharing food remind us that we are all connected to air, water and the earth, preparing us to birth and nourish our babies.
For a healthy woman, home birth is an option that is not often considered in South Africa. Many women seem to desire to give birth in any number of private hospitals where their caesarian section rates are approximately 80%. Most women do not know that home birth is an option, especially when a natural birth is desired.
When we interfere with the process of birth we render the love hormone oxytocin useless and we need to ask ourselves how this will affect the future of humanity.
Twins Skye and Eden were born in the sanctity of the home in Cape Town. Both twins babies emerged in waterbirth and parents Andre and Vivienne are superhuman!
Physiological birth occurs when a mother is not disturbed during the process of labour and birth. This enables the body to release a cocktail of hormones and neurochemicals that enable and empower the mother and baby to make this major transition from womb to world in the gentlest and most loving possible way.