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Posts Tagged "baby"

Drop the Story Line and Reside in Present Moment Mindfulness

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 in Blog Posts |

Drop the Story Line and Reside in Present Moment Mindfulness

I teach my birth clients that labor and childbirth are not about resisting, avoiding, escaping, or controlling the expansions or the pain. Rather we must surrender, welcome, say Yes!, allow things to be just as they are, and move with the natural flow. In this manner no friction or tension is created, and the female body can very easily and efficiently do what it knows how to do, and give birth to a precious baby, in an atmosphere of joy, awe, gratitude, peace, and love. In the same way,...

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Altar of Present Moment Sacredness, or Altar of Fear?

Posted by on Mar 29, 2015 in Blog Posts |

Altar of Present Moment Sacredness, or Altar of Fear?

You have waited nine plus long months, doing your best to create optimum, healthy, and loving conditions for your baby. Now the day of his birth has finally come, you are in labor. Will your intimate, loving care end now? How will you carry that loving care forward into your labor? Will you choose to labor and birth your baby upon the altar of this present, sacred moment, or upon the altar of fear? If your body, your mind, your spirit, and this birth experience were a Metta Loving Kindness...

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The Cause of our Suffering is our Reaction to the Reality of no Escape

Posted by on Jan 10, 2015 in Blog Posts |

The Cause of our Suffering is our Reaction to the Reality of no Escape

“The cause of our suffering is our reaction to the reality of no escape.” Pema Chodron I remember thinking to myself during my first labor, as the contractions began to intensify, and I felt them coming from my back all the way around to the front, if only I could get myself up out of the gap, before the contraction made it all the way around and closed in at the center of my tummy, I would be alright. As the contractions grew stronger, and my desire to escape became more intense, I...

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Dehumanization of women in childbirth and How to Avoid it

Posted by on Dec 31, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Dehumanization of women in childbirth and How to Avoid it

“If we provide an environment that is fearful, anxiety provoking, and deeply suspicious of nature, one that we aim to command and control, rather than to trust, then an inability to birth naturally becomes a self-fulfilling outcome in many of those who actually have the inherent ability to give birth.” Dr. Amali Lokugamage Modern obstetric care is not wellness oriented, but rather problem oriented, always on the lookout for complications or potential problems, which doctors must stay a step...

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“What is Your Track Record?”

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Blog Posts |

“What is Your Track Record?”

Recently I was asked a question by an expectant mother who called to inquire into birth doula services. “What is your track record”, she asked, “for realizing unmedicated vaginal birth outcomes, versus medicated births, as well as cesareans?” This question, I must admit, caused a very strong emotional response, and I have been musing on it since yesterday. It made me think firstly that it was interesting that she asked this question very openly and forthrightly, a few do. Most leave this as an...

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