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.
Human rights in childbirth are a global issue as women in different parts of the world struggle with various issues around the arena of rights in childbirth, autonomy, and choices in childbirth
Pain relief medication interferes with the neuro-endocrine systems of mother and baby during labour and birth. While the short term impacts may be negligable, no research has yet been undertaken on the long term effects.
The Natural Birth Workshop in Kwazulunatal presented the anatomy and physiology of Birth, addressed the effects of the emotional luggage we carry on our bodies and birth process and guided participants in techniques to manage the strong sensations of birth.
The Natural Birth Workshop in Kwazulunatal was a balmy day of discovery and sharing about ourselves, birth anatomy and physiology, and each other.
The Natural Birth Workshop October 2011 was a day filled with the physiology of labour as we worked our way through various activities and exercises to prepare for the birthing process.
I have been feeling a little sluggish with a sore throat and missing my veggie patch in Kwazulunatal while waiting in Cape Town for births, so thought I would post a pic of my patch here as an inspiration to all women who are pregnant and battling with pregnancy aches and pains. Minor complaints of …