“Just as a woman’s heart knows how and when to pump, her lungs to inhale and her hand to pull back from the fire, so she knows when and how to give birth”
–Virginia Di Orio
Have we, as a society, forgotten about the ability of a woman’s body to grow and nurture an unborn child and to give birth to another human being. A natural part and function of the female body is to give birth and to bond with their new born baby. Just what nature intended really but destroyed by the acceptance of routine medicalised obstetric interventions in low risk pregnancies.
Education and preparation for giving birth needs to address issues relating to pain, loss of control and bonding. Let’s return to and support natural birthing experiences.
Remember….in most cases, it’s a family affair! What are your views?