Monday, 15 June 2020

The Homebirth of Folk

I wish every birthing woman could have care like this woman & be surrounded with love in the same way. 
So very beautiful.  
The birth photographer has done a wonderful job of capturing the essence of this family's experience
on Vimeo

What did you notice? 

Did you see how unobtrusive the midwives were? 

Did you see how centred the woman was? 

Did you notice the loving and fully present partner? 

Did you see how the children reacted? 

What a privilege to have this precious experience shared with us. 

How do you feel seeing this birth? 

The woman is in charge and yet vulnerable ... 

I am in awe of her strength and courage 

And I've seen it often ... 
She has knowledge and she understands, she has explored her thoughts, fears, desires and dreams with her midwives, she feels ready and embraces the process ...

When love is fully present, fear is dispelled and women's bodies work well 

This woman is helping change the dominant discourse around birth from one of risk, fear, weakness and broken to safety, love, power, strength and wholeness.

The sheer beauty of this family's experience and the midwifery care can go a good way to help address the nocebo effect on this power-filled process by rampant medicalisation