I feel that the line between normal life and a miracle unfolding becomes almost transparent in a home-birth. The progression from pregnant woman to birthing woman to mother seems so natural, yet is a divine rite of passage. And of course, not having to go anywhere, but instead friends and family coming to you can ease the transition to postpartum life.
The process of surrender that takes place in birth allows a woman to transition from maiden to mother. Through this process women can more easily embrace the ups and downs of motherhood. The strength that she discovers through birthing her baby will help empower her in times of difficulty.
“Birth helps prepare a woman for the surrendering she will do in mothering”
If you’re experiencing a healthy pregnancy, would feel more comfortable birthing in your own home and want to birth naturally (without drugs), then home-birth is a great option! A doula and midwife team can provide the perfect support to help you achieve your goals. Costs vary depending on the midwife and many offer payment plans.
If you are considering a home-birth & want to meet a dedicated home-birth midwife, get in touch with me and I can pass on their details.
These workshops cover everything you need to know about birth and the early postnatal time. You will learn; how to use your breath to cope with intense sensations, exercises to open your mind and body, your birthing options, natural remedies for birth and postnatal, labour support skills and preparing for life with a baby. Next course will be held over 2 saturdays on the 5th and 19th January. For more information check out www.traditionalwisdom.com.au
Nimbin Birth & Beyond meets every Friday from 11am-12.30pm. Sessions are run by donation. For more info (or to hold a session), make contact here. To be added to the mailing list just send an email or text.