“Lotus Birth lengthens the peace of the womb.” Anna, mom to 4 It is time for babies to be born in wholeness and stay whole. It’s time to practice birthing techniques that support the innate radiance of our babies and protect their innate Oneness. Lotus Birth is a choice, a gift from parents who recognize … Continue reading Lotus Birth
In Aboriginal wisdom, the placenta is always buried – given back to the Earth, to let Her know that a baby has been born and, by its blood, who this baby is. In the early years, all the mothers and grandmothers of the tribe guide the growing child. Then, when a child is an adolescent, … Continue reading Placenta Stories & Lotus Birth Tales: Aboriginal Wisdom
I had found a special tree to plant on my big naked lawn, a 12 foot Kauai Camphor tree that smelled wonderful, with beautiful bright shiny leaves and white bark, and who would someday grow to have a huge spreading crown, almost as big as a Banyan tree. Knowing I bought this tree, a mother … Continue reading Placenta Stories & Lotus Birth Tales: Kauai’s Little Miracle
Jeannine Parvati Baker was an amazing midwife, author and mom who first coined the terms “Lotus Birth” and “Free Birth” in the ‘80’s and 90’s. She is the author of Prenatal Yoga & Natural Birth; Conscious Conception: Elemental Journey Through The Labyrinth of Sexuality; & Hygeia, a Woman’s Herbal. She died in 2005. Jeanine taught … Continue reading Jeanine Parvati Baker, on Breastfeeding
There is much talk about the dangers of the cord being wrapped around the baby’s neck. Everyone in the checkout line has a story about the cord around their baby’s neck. This is one of the most common worries in pregnancy, and adds drama and fear to birth where none needs to exist. The truth … Continue reading BE Happy! No Worries about my Cord!
September 22, 2009 (Happy birthday dad.) I am being taught to journey through time, space and dimensions. What good tools I have developed to be ready for this – past life therapy, birth therapy and midwifery. Ultimately, I am to journey for souls in birth, the birth itself, and death. I am to go … Continue reading Diary of a Spiritual Midwife (part 6)