Our bodies know how to conceive and develop a baby. It is also hardwired to birth a baby entirely on its own! The challenging piece is to keep our minds and hearts trusting the process and allowing it to work its wonders!
Childbirth is a beautiful rite of passage, transforming a fair maiden into a lionhearted mother. The process also weaves a magical cord of interdependence between she and her partner, adding a more profound love and respect to their foundation. They emerge with a newfound strength and self-concept which has matured them for the next stage of life.
Before the 1900's, when birth moved into the hospital, young girls and women had grown up seeing birth in the home. It wasn't a mystery. They experienced the birth of their children surrounded by the loving support of aunties, mothers, and others who served as experienced guides to inform, care for, and ease the fears of the unfamiliar.
Because maternal child health and wellness are so important, it is crucial that expecting families learn about health during pregnancy, what to expect during labor and birth, as well as postpartum care for mom, dad and baby.
Having someone by your side who knows the course makes it so much easier! A caring, skillful mentor, is what a couple needs when traversing the unfamiliar path of labor and birth. Research and maternity care providers agree, women and newborns do better with childbirth education and the care of a Doula.