The most important thing we can do to ensure a healthy immune system is to make sure that microbial seeding occurs during childbirth, and postpartum. This is essential information that should be taught to all of us at school level. I explain why and how to protect this evolutionary event.
It is exactly then that she is RISING. And needs to own it.
If she is HURT in this time – it is exactly then that the PRIMAL RAW Mother Rising is going to burn so deep that she claims it !
Or alternatively betrays her inner knowing to the barren power who tells her “Doctor know best.”
No one knows better than a Mother.
I used to say one of the worst parts of a night in the trauma ward was the combination of smells. That mix of blood and alcohol and then urine on top of it is fairly unique. But last night was off the charts and added a far deeper dimension to this matter. When a small very unkempt man lifted his tshirt and jersey and out jumped several fleas! I mean unkempt because his toenails were black and long. His hair was patchy and in tight curls on his head. His clothes torn.
Have you felt the calling for something deeper in your womb and gynae healthcare? There is a shift happening…
She was labelled “unco-operative” – in her labour, just afterwards and the label remained the following morning on the ward round….I was at her labour. I know what happened.
She was not un-co-operative. She is not a piece of property to manage. She was primal in her labour as every woman should be.
I am a homebirth doctor. I have attended many hospital and homebirths.
I had my baby at home before I worked and studied in hospitals. My homebirth experience was very different from what I was trained to do and practiced at the hospitals.
When I was working as a homebirth doctor with other independent midwives I noticed again – so many innate and important differences that happen at homebirths that are not done at hospitals births and others that are done routinely in hospital births but do not happen routinely in homebirths.
Here are a few (based on my personal experience):
I was at work to see the postnatal patients. My hours were 8am-12pm and there were a total of 32 postnatal beds. That means 8 minutes per patient (if they were full). Which is possibly do-able….if everyone’s vitals, symptoms and state is perfect and does not require any further questioning or tests.
Birth and motherhood hold a profound opportunity for self-empowerment and growth. The opportunity to touch and imbibe a divine aspect of Mother Nature that is pure, sacred and richly connected with Mother Earth’s depths of wisdom, nurturing and healing. Once you hold this in your being it is immovable, secure and tangible.
This is my journey to realizing and knowing this truth.
This photo kept being removed by facebook but it has an important message about Normalising Birth…
I would like to give a very raw flavour of what birth in the western cape has been for me in my last few years in medicine….