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Posts Tagged "childbirth education"

The Bodhisattva Way of Birth

Posted by on Apr 5, 2015 in Blog Posts |

The Bodhisattva Way of Birth

In preparation for labor and birth, there are those who would tell you that you must prepare to do battle, to fight against the medical establishment, to second guess everyone, not believe anything anyone tells you, to remain hypervigilant, and in every possible way, resist their rules, and fight for your own way. This same energy holds a belief in directing, controlling, and dominating the course of pregnancy, labor, and birth as well. While I believe in being educated and prepared, I...

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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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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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Flow With Reality… Be Here Now… Embrace the Present Moment… Inhabit Your Body and Your Birth…Allow…Accept…Surrender…

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Flow With Reality…  Be Here Now… Embrace the Present Moment… Inhabit Your Body and Your Birth…Allow…Accept…Surrender…

A popular childbirth education method begins their classes by telling women there is no physiological reason for them to feel pain in labor, and then schools them in ways to escape from, and to disassociate themselves from the birth process, and that, with their method, “many women experience short, comfortable labors, like those of the Hebrew women in the time of Moses, that last no longer than three hours.” The quote below is one they share with class participants. “According to...

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Present Moment Freedom or Captive of Anxious Thought?

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Present Moment Freedom or Captive of Anxious Thought?

Childbirth with its myriad unknowns, and expectation of pain, can create fear and anxiety, adding another obstacle to the existing challenges of labor. For those women who are already prone to allowing fearful, anxious, or awfulizing thoughts to hold sway, anticipation of labor and birth can be even more challenging. Giving in to negative or fearful thinking often, causes it to become a habit, and an automatic default response, due to deeply entrenched neuronal pathways that have formed in the...

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