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.
Twelve great things about waterbirth and how it enhances natural birth, bonding and skin to skin attachment and protects the mother and baby dyad
The recent crash of a Germanwings airbus by Andreas Lubnitz elicits disturbing questions and deeper examination of the factors underlying this event.
When we interfere with the process of birth we render the love hormone oxytocin useless and we need to ask ourselves how this will affect the future of humanity.
Physiological birth is an involuntary process, related to activity in the primitive brain and body structures. It occurs best when a woman’s parasympathetic nervous system is operational and she is in a state of trust. The fetus ejection reflex is a short series of involuntary movements that result in the birth of the baby followed by transcendent feelings for the mother baby dyad.
Twins Skye and Eden were born in the sanctity of the home in Cape Town. Both twins babies emerged in waterbirth and parents Andre and Vivienne are superhuman!
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.