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15 Labor, Delivery And Postpartum Photos That Capture The Beauty Of Birth. A Beautiful Body Project. Peaceful parenting: A Man's Guide to Homebirth. Photo courtesy of Natural Blessings Doula Services and ©2009 Sandi Heinrich Photography Josh's first skin-to-skin with his fresh, newborn sonborn gently into water at home When my wife decided to have an unassisted homebirth - she did her best to furnish me with the best reading and preparatory material that was available. However, since I was neither a medical professional nor a woman, the material just did not really apply to me. I could not memorize the medical terminology or get all touchy-feely for the home birthing guides to really sink in. After our birth, I decided to write my own guide - to touch on the things that I wish someone had told me, in ways that I could understand.

The approach of this guide centers on a checklist of things that I feel a man needs when being the other primary person in his wife's homebirth. The first real stage that lets a man know that labor is coming is what I call the "Hypno-Fog. " Now your wife is in labor-la-la land. Baby’s First Bacteria Depend on Birth Route. By Rachel Ehrenberg, Science News It’s the journey, not the destination,that determines the quality of bacteria a newborn encounters in life’s first moments. A new survey finds that babies born via cesarean section had markedly different bacteria on their skin, noses mouths and rectums than babies born vaginally.

The research adds to evidence that babies born via C-section may miss out on beneficial bacteria passed on by their mothers. “We know from lots and lots of other ecosystems that how you set up the house has a real impact for all the later guests,” says medical microbiologist David Relman of the Stanford University School of Medicine, who was not involved in the study. Previous research suggests that babies born via C-section are more likely to develop allergies, asthma and other immune system–related troubles than are babies born the traditional way. The new work may improve understanding of the early immune system, says Gary Huffnagle of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Comment utiliser l'acupression pour commencer le travail (accouchement) Étapes Partie 1 sur 3: Comprendre l'acupression <img alt="Use Acupressure to Induce Labour Step 1 Version 2.jpg" src=" width="670" height="503">1Familiarisez-vous avec le concept d'acupression.

L'acupression est une thérapie développée pendant 5000 ans en Asie et qui fait partie de la médecine traditionnelle chinoise. Elle utilise un emplacement précis des doigts pour appliquer une certaine pression le long de points pivots sur le corps. {*style:<a href=' L'acupression utilise le plus souvent les doigts, surtout les pouces, pour masser, frotter et stimuler les points de pression.

Partie 2 sur 3: En utilisant les points de pression sur les mains et dans le dos Conseils Avertissements. 5 Reasons Why Having a Child is the Most Spiritually Enlightening Experience on Earth. “Your life is about to completely change…forever,” my mom told me after I broke the news of my pregnancy to her. In fact, that’s what everyone told me. “It’s so hard but it’s so worth it.” “Your heart will be walking around outside of you forever.” When you are soon to become a parent, you hear these common adages and statements over and over.

As a mother- or a father-to-be, you are bound to go through one thousand emotions and transformations. For those of us whose lives are focused on spiritual expansion and enlightenment, the transition into parenthood becomes even more profound, complex, intense; beautiful. Everything they say is true…but in ways you couldn’t have imagined. 1- Unconditional Love It goes without saying that the love we feel for our children is unlike any other love we feel or are capable of on earth. Gazing at my daughter, I am often overwhelmed by this swelling euphoric blossoming feeling of love that is simply indescribable. 2- Experiencing Infinity. Call the Aztec Midwife: Childbirth in the 16th Century. This story appears in the January/February 2017 issue of National Geographic History magazine. Where do babies come from? The Aztecs’ answer to the classic child’s question was that they came from the 13th heaven—the highest heaven of all.

Here, in this store of unborn souls, they waited until the gods decided to place them in their mother’s belly. Aztec adults also firmly believed in the divine supervision of childbirth, and that from the moment of conception, a fetus’s healthy development depended on the will of the gods. Aztec society, whose powerful empire stretched over what is now southern Mexico from the 14th through 16th centuries, was suffused with religious customs. It was also highly practical and had devised a remarkable series of systems to monitor the mother and her unborn child.

Homely Wisdom Much of what is known of Aztec society comes from a book written by Bernardino de Sahagún, a Spanish friar living near what is now Mexico City. First Days of Life Cradle to Grave. Motherhood Rooted. Illustration by Alija Craycroft Written by Momo Chang Photos by Damien Maloney It was time, Lisa Juachon thought.

Under a full moon, she walked with a friend to the Japanese maple sapling tree in her Berkeley, CA, backyard. She took out the plastic container that she had kept in her freezer for more than a year after the grueling birth of her son. While pregnant, she had read that in the southern Philippines, the placenta is seen as the twin soul of the baby, something that was once a living being that kept the fetus alive as well. “I had my own little moment and prayer with it,” Juachon, 34, says. Juachon’s act might seem unusual. While post-birth care for mothers is not mainstream practice in Western medicine, many Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin, indigenous and other cultures view the month or so following birth as a sacred and crucial time for new moms to recover.

These practices stand in stark contrast to the Western view of maternal care. Mommy Motel A Growth Industry Strengthening Roots. Birth Traditions. Birth, the first of the turning points in life, is almost always regarded as a happy event, in Turkey as in the rest of the world. Every child that comes into the world is a source of happiness not just for its mother and father, but also for relatives, friends and neighbors.

That is because every birth increases the number of family members, and increased numbers have always meant increased strength. Families belonging to small communities and ethnic groups in particular feel safer and stronger as their population increases. The common expression ‘children make the family’s kettle whistle’ is a clear emphasis of the importance attached to the matter. On the other hand, birth also increases respect for women, and ensures their place in the family group. Birth, that gives the mother an identity and completes her, as well as giving confidence to the father and strength to the family, is attributed utmost importance by the couple and their relatives.

Before Birth Birth After Birth. Which Tradition is Right for You? Cultural traditions and customs around the world surround the placenta. For centuries the placenta has received ceremonial handling by many cultures around the world. In western medicine the human placenta is usually regarded as nothing more than human waste. Revered for its symbolism of life, spirit and individuality, it is often buried outside. Some people even promote cooking and eating it as a celebration of birth and a source of rich nutrients. Here are some cultural traditions from the different continents Africa The Ibo of Nigeria and Ghana treat the placenta as the dead twin of the live child and give it full burial rites.

In many African cultures, "zan boku" means "the place where the placenta is buried. " and bury the placenta under a tree. The Kikuyu of Kenya place it in an uncultivated field and cover it with grains and grasses, while other cultures bury it in the dirt floor of the family's house. In Mali, it is thought that the placenta can affect the baby's mood or even make the baby ill. In Korea the placenta is often burned and the ashes kept. Placenta History - Independent Placenta Encapsulation Network. The most popular placenta encapsulation process used widely around the world today is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) techniques, where the placenta is considered a powerful and sacred medicine – a ‘full of life force’ organ that should be consumed to support a healing mother after birth.

Placenta remedies are an important part of birthing history. One of the first and greatest medical and pharmaceutical experts of China, Li Shi-Zhen, included placenta zi he chi as a medicine in his first TCM Materia Medica published in 1578. There is scattered documentation of dried placenta prescribed as a remedy in Europe during the 1700’s. However, it wasn’t until the mid 1980’s when Raven Lang, an American midwife who studied TCM, brought back this lost tradition by promoting placenta remedies during a MANA conference in America. For centuries the placenta has received ceremonial handling by many cultures around the world. Here are some cultural traditions from the different continents. ‘Wait for eight’ delayed bathing helps newborns thrive | Health News Colorado. By Katie Kerwin McCrimmon LAFAYETTE — When Amy Toner had to have a cesarean section for the birth of her first baby, she worried about the precious moments immediately after the birth. “My biggest concern was, ‘Do I get to hold her right afterwards?’

” Toner said. “I really looked forward to having that ‘skin-to-skin’ time and having the baby stay in the room.” Kira Toner gazes up at her mom, Amy, soon after birth. Kira arrived by C-section after a challenging labor, but got to bond with her mom immediately. Toner’s instincts about the importance of the first minutes and hours with her newborn daughter were well founded and are buttressed by increasingly robust research. Neonatal experts have long referred to the time right after birth as the “golden hour,’’ and researchers now are learning that keeping mother and baby together is all the more critical to fostering successful breastfeeding and cutting rates of infant hypothermia and low blood sugar.

“The mom couldn’t see the baby. Placenta in TCM - Independent Placenta Encapsulation Network. Li Shizhen first wrote about placenta as a medicine in the 1500′s when he compiled the first Materia Medica on Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dried placenta has been used widely ever since for many different symptoms. Placenta ‘augments the Essence’ in TCM. Translation: Placenta makes greater/stronger the vital force of an individual. Chinese Herbal Medicine – Materia Medica REVISED EDITION Compiled and translated by Dan Bensky and Andrew Gamble with Ted Kaptchuk Illustrations Adapted by Lilian Lai BenskyAvailable at Amazon zi he che Parmaceutical name: Placenta HominisFamily: hominidaeEnglish: human placentaLiteral English translation: “purple liver vehicle”Channels entered: Liver, Lungs, Kidney Use cautiously over prolonged periods of time and do not use alone for heat from yin deficiency. 1.5-4.5g (powdered); for consumption, the fresh placenta is washed and made into a soup.

MAJOR KNOWN INGREDIENTS: The chemical composition of Placenta Hominis (zi he che) is exceedingly complex. Placental Remedy. This page has been set up by a Homoeopath and a Midwife to distribute and obtain information about the Homoeopathic Placental Remedy. We will provide all known information about the Homoeopathic Placental Remedy, the recipe and the suggested use for the remedy. | Disclaimer | The Recipe | | Making a placental remedy and Lotus birth | | Making a Placental Remedy from a frozen placenta | | Storage of Remedy | Dosage | Homeopathic Placental Remedy -Placenta humanum- The traditional medicine of many indigenous cultures recognizes and values the healing potential of the placenta.

It is prepared and used in a variety of ways to benefit both mother and child, for example Traditional Chinese Medicine dries the placenta for later use as a medicine. The placenta is also used in homeopathic medicine as a remedy. Making a Homeopathic Remedy From Your Placenta Jane Hardwicke Collings If you need any assistance in the meantime contact: Homoeopath Linlee Jordan Midwife Jane Collings Storage of Remedy Dosage. Lotus Birth | Crown Ascension. Energetic Gifts of Lotus Birth. Another gift of the placenta is on the energetic level. During pregnancy, the exchange from placenta to baby and back to mother is physical, through the blood, veins and artery. After birth, the exchange gifted between placenta and baby is no longer physical, but energetic.

Spiritually, the baby and placenta are one. They were created out of the same genetic material and grew as one, encapsulated within one aura, the energy field that surrounds the body. The aura is the energetic first line of defense for the immune system and vibrates baby’s level of vitality, guarding her innate health that you have helped create and protect during pregnancy. With spiritual sight at the time of birth, the newborn and placenta are within an egg of light, still protected as if by an energetic womb. If this is a healthy, hearty baby, a hole in the aura is repaired in about three days and uses a great deal of baby’s vitality to complete.

Treatment of the Sacred Cord and Placenta: Delayed Cord Clamping and Lotus Birth in Bali | Sacred Pregnancy. Male seahorse giving birth at The Deep Hull. Parto Orgásmico (Sim, é possível!) - Completo. Dolphin Midwives and Underwater Birthing. Birth Without Violence - Part One. This website has not been updated for some years. This website has been left as it may still contain useful content. by Frederick Leboyer "To be born is to suffer.

" - GAUTAMA "Do you think babies like being born? " Let's not continue this discussion. The simple fact is that as soon as a child is born he starts to cry and how bitterly. Alas, it seems a deeply rooted idea that "it" doesn't see anything, "it" doesn't hear anything. And what if, by any chance, "it" is already a person? The newborn baby ... a person? And if you won't take my word for it, see for yourself What else is there to say? Has there ever been such despair in one voice? "Do you mean to say that ... the reason this baby is crying so bitterly ... do you think he's trying to tell us . . . " The Holy Family. Oh no! This . . . a birth?

And in the midst of all this suffering, the parents . . . in rapture! But it can't be true! For the child. Isn't it amazing how blind we can be? Isn't it a tragedy?