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.
What we learn about life starts in the womb and may have a lifelong influence on our lives.
Obstetric ultrasound diagnostic techniques should carefully adhere to a cautious scientific attitude and exposure should be kept to a minimum during pregnancy.
After many years of witnessing first hand and studying the current status quo of Caesarian sections in childbirth in South Africa, I am presenting a Cape Town VBAC Stats and Facts Workshop at Mtwana Birth Centre on 11th July 2016.
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.
The period of our lives that has the most impact on our personality and adult health is the period we spend in the womb. Preparing ourselves for pregnancy and bonding with our unborn babies prior to birth will help to safeguard their emotional, physical and mental health, and our relationships with them.