Placenta Birth

Placenta Birth Choices.

The placenta and its care is a vital part of a healthy pregnancy and birth, as together with the baby’s cord, amniotic fluid and 2 membranes or sacs, it is “The Fetal Life Support System” until the baby is living outside the womb.

Each baby and its placenta, cord, amniotic fluid and membranes develop simultaneously following the union of the ovum (egg) and sperm. Placental function begins from implantation until the baby has moved to life outside the womb, if we allow it to complete its work. Continue reading

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Trust children. Nothing could be more simple, or more difficult. Difficult because to trust children we must first learn to trust ourselves and most of us were taught as children we could not be trusted. — John Holt
The greatest joy is to become a mother; the second greatest is to be a midwife. — Norwegian proverb
I can promise you that women working together - linked, informed and educated - can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet. — Isabel Allende
Nothing in life is to be feared it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so we can fear less. — Marie Curie
Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers – strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength. — Barbara Katz-Rothman
A loving heart is the truest wisdom. — Charles Dickens
All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward. — Ellen Glasgow
No other natural bodily function is painful and childbirth should not be an exception. — Grantly Dick-Read
Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. — Frank Zappa
We need to have their hearts before we can open their minds. — Dr Gordon Neufeld