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.
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.
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.
The midwifery and Birth Conference provides a platform for a group of midwives and women to gather together to share and collaborate on ways to improve the culture of birth in South Africa.
Marianne will be presenting a Natural Birth workshop on the eighth and ninth of December 2012, at Passionate Births in Hilton, Pietermaritzburg. Register now for your chance to experience this uplifting and educational workshop on natural birth.
Collaborative care between obstetrician, midwives and other health disciplines works best for mother and baby.
The first lessons in life are learnt at the hands of midwives and obstetricians in maternity care units in South Africa. What characteristics are we imparting to future generations of people, both white and non-white in South Africa?