Twelve great things about waterbirth and how it enhances natural birth, bonding and skin to skin attachment and protects the mother and 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.
Rules for the length of the second stage of labour imposed on women by bureaucratic hospital and medical systems do not serve women or take into account natural birth physiology or the individual differences of women.
Marianne will be presenting a Natural Birth workshop on the eighth and ninth of December 2012, at Passionate Births in Hilton, Pietermaritzburg. Register now for your chance to experience this uplifting and educational workshop on natural birth.
Waterbirth gives a woman a heightened sense of well being during labour and birth and is as safe for the baby as birth on land.
I imagined how through the centuries, African people had been giving birth in their thatch roofed dwellings, now replaced by glistening tin roofs that do not insulate the home from the heat of the strong African sun. Almost akin to the hospitals and clinics where African women now give birth and that do not insulate them from the emotional and physical trauma of medicalized childbirth.