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.
I was once at a home birth when I felt a need to do an internal exam…But she refused. Absolutely refused…..instead of scaring her into letting me force my hand inside or getting upset with her for not allowing me – I consulted my intuition….
When I was pregnant with my second son my mother became rapidly ill and passed away when I was 12 weeks pregnant. This is a comparison I wrote between her terminal symptoms and my pregnancy symptoms 10 days before my son was born.
I will always think of this on Valentines Day. I was a medical student doing my first obstetric rotation in a busy hospital. A young girl was wheeled in on a trolley – fast. Within minutes she pushed out her little baby daughter. I was exhilarated and excited! But then…
This photo kept being removed by facebook but it has an important message about Normalising Birth…
What if I told you that YOU could influence the type of soul you invite into your womb at conception?
What if I told you – you could influence his or her consciousness, character and values, his or her likes and dislikes, fears and loves, insecurities and ways of interacting?
I never thought or planned a lotus birth. I first heard of it 2 years ago when I was visiting a South African friend in India.
The build-up to the home, water and lotus birth of Shyam Kirtan. Travels through India, working in trauma centres and walking labyrinths….
It is not common for a doctor to have a homebirth….nor is it common to find a doctor who will support sacred births – at home or otherwise. This is my story of how my homebirth changed my life to become a Sacred Birth Supporter, lover, practitioner!