Monday, July 30, 2012
The Connection between a woman's experience of menarche and therefore what she takes with her to her experience of childbirth is not often taken into account.
The opportunity and potential healing and transformation, once this is known, can enhance the attention to her life journey, as a whole rather than simply her experience of childbirth.
This perspective also enables a deeper understanding for when a rite may feel like a 'wrong'
So often childbirth is seen as an isolated incident in a woman's life, however is we take the whole woman into account, more individual care with her specific healing requirements and the transformational possibilities for her can be taken into account.
Jane Hardwicke Collings
more on Jane's work here . . .
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
This time next week, I will be preparing for my journey to Hobart for the 28th Home Birth Conference
The first Homebirth Conference I went to was at the Blue Mountains in 1984, it was the fifth in Australia, and there were 350 people there!
And here I am attending a Home Birth, with my own home born baby on my back looking on. This year he turns 20!
At this years Conference, I will be speaking on:
'From One Rite to the Next: the influence of and connection between Menarche & Childbirth'
And this year, for the second time, The School of Shamanic Midwifery has been given the role of conducting the Closing Ceremony, which we love to do.
"healing one Mother is healing our Earth"
For More information on the Home Birth Conference go here . . . .