Jacquie Munro, founder of the "Slow Birth" movement, is an experienced doula and childbirth educator and is well-known for her individualized, intuitive approach to supporting families in the childbearing year and beyond. Since 1987, she has provided support at over one thousand births, at home and in hospital, and taught thousands of expectant parents. At home, Jacquie lives only a bike ride away from four generations of her family. You can usually find her at the park or beach, playing beside her twin grandsons who call her "Deecy".
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Birth with Joy
I always say that the decor doesn't matter during birth. What matters is that you are surrounded by loving people who will stand back while you birth, trusting you to labour in your own way, in your own time, without interference. Then, you can birth with joy.
Take a look at two births from "Future Midwife." They show the potential joy in birth.
Go to Youtube and search for "Birth 8" to view a one-minute joyful birth from France, and "Birth 6" to view an untouched twin birth at the same hospital.
I wonder if haptonomy has anything to do with what is happening in these clips? Okay, ready, set...research!
Note: You might have to affirm that you are old enough to watch (i.e. log in or register), but it's worth it! - Jacquie Munro, Vancouver Doula