Bringing a new life into this world is a supreme rite of passage in
a woman's life that will be remembered in her consciousness for as long
as she lives. It represents the ultimate in a woman's creative power.
For thousands of years women attendees birthed other women in a natural
setting with minimal intervention. Here in the West, we have moved away
from giving women the space and time to give birth naturally. More significantly,
women have lost belief in their bodies' innate ability to give birth
to a baby with minimal assistance.
Trust has been taken from women and handed over to the medical profession.
It is now time to take it back into our hands.
I myself had
two 'Ayurvedic births' simply and easily at home with no intervention,
fuss and no pain relief other than warm oil massage. It was magical!
Whether you want to birth at home, at a birthing centre or in hospital,
this kind of experience can still be yours.
The benefits of Ayurvedic antenatal consultations:
dietary and lifestyle advice
of pregnancy related ailments using Ayurvedic protocol
* help a woman to prepare for the physical challenges of the birthing
* prepare her mentally and emotionally for the different stages of labour
* learning how to use mantras (or chanting)
if appropriate, visualisations, breathing and relaxation techniques.
The use of an
Ayurdoula can provide the physical and
emotional support needed throughout the birth and aid with all the above.