Culture, the media, the medical establishment and even to an extent the feminist movement have, by default if not by design, taken birth away from women. We no longer trust our instinctds and we fear the very thing that it is most natural for us, as women, to do. Whilst those involved in the birth process profess to having a common goal; the safety and well-being of both mother and baby, mortality rates are actually on the increase and c-section rates are at almost epidemic proportions. Far tii many women sepak of their births as disempowering traumas that they simply suffered through of were invasively relieved of. Inevitably, those very same women speak with despondancy, celebrating their babies but muted about their births.
Yet it neednt be this way. 90% of women should be able to birth entirely as nature intended, and those who do speak of the toughest, most challenging experience of their life with both pride and elation.
As science is increasingly showing correlations between birth and bonding and as our social ailments underline and evermore pressing need for a generation that is balanced, nurtured and emotionally stable, it is not a moment too soon that we might seek to give birth back.