Dr Grantly Dick-Read, author of Childbirth Without Fear quotes Dr Arthur Janov in chapter 5: “There is a good deal to be learnt in the study of tears, for they have roughly the same ingredients of the blood system without its red cells. We are engaged in a study of the biochemistry of tears of …
We as women hold within us the ultimate creative space and forces. Honouring our ‘womb’anhood enables us to gather and shape our futures and release the culmination of our creative process. When we allow ourselves to surrender to and release our power, we give birth to ourselves, our partners and our children throughout our lives.
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.
As a young white woman I was horrified at how white medical students would force black women to lie on their backs when their natural posture is to squat for the urge to bear down and give birth.