From Best Daily on Tuesday, Dec 23 2014 with New Zealand modifications by Denise Hynd
The ‘greatest birth story ever told’ has a lot to teach 21st century policy makers, writes Milli Hill
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When it comes to giving birth, maybe newer, shinier and more technological isn’t necessarily better. The world was baffled recently when new UK guidelines for pregnant women stated quite clearly that hospital was the LEAST safe place to give birth – how very mysterious! Could it be that those beeping machines and vigilant docs, which we’d all been led to believe epitomised progress and were so very essential to our labours, were actually making things worse?!
It seems like the world is finally waking up to the fact that birth is something so fundamentally human – like eating, sleeping, making love – that it does not benefit from the interference of modern technology. With birth, we need to go back to basics, and to allow ourselves to be mammals. And so, although the straw might be a little spiky on the knees, a stable might be just the place to have a baby. Here’s why: Continue reading
There are only two feelings: Love and Fear
There are only two languages: Love and Fear
There are only two activities: Love and Fear
There are only two motives, two procedures,
Two frameworks, two results : Love and Fear,
Love and Fear.
On Christmas day much of the world celebrates a natural birth following no formalised antenatal care, in fact no professional services or interventions at all!
“Joy to the world women can birth,
Let all the nations know
That we can trust women,
To care for themsleves,
And their babies too
And their babies too”
When we support with love!