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.
It is possible to create receptivity to oxytocin during sensitive periods of life. A baby is particularly sensitive to neural development during pregnancy, before and after birth and in early childhood. By increasing loving social interactions we prime our babies and children to behave in loving and co-operative ways.
Ane’ wanted to be allowed to walk around, and to eat and drink during labour, She did not want her baby to be separated from her after birth and wanted to experience the the labour and the birth without pain relief.
The traumatic experiences a mother brings with her to her labour and birth increase the levels of tensions and fear in her body, that may impede her ability to give birth naturally and interfere with her recovery post birth.
The process of conception and pregnancy is not only a physiological process, but primarily a psychological journey. The psychology of this journey into being for the unborn baby is dependent on the conscious awareness of the parents who create him, and in particular their conscious awareness of the baby in the womb. Preborn babies are …
The forces and feelings driving our behaviour are located largely in three different brain systems or three levels of consciousness, namely: the brainstem or 1st level of consciousness, the limbic system or the 2nd level of consciousness and the cortex or 3rd level of consciousness. The brain is also divided into two hemispheres which serve different functions.