We have all been birthed onto this planet and from our first breath our journey has been one that I would like to think, of being wanted, loved and that
our parents and siblings make family life one of connection and joy.
Yet, has this ideal been materialised in your life?
Kathy tells of her experience having just over the last 10 years been available 24/7 as a midwife - of assisting around 500 human babies to be born
into our realm.
She also says that there is an increasing understanding of new holistic preparatory methods, that once the prospective ‘first' mother-to-be - educates
herself (along with her spouse) major positive changes eventuate. This translates to attending advanced prenatal class etc, (prior to birth) that
from then on - virtually every birth becomes so much easier. That over the hours, days, weeks and months every aspect of motherhood, becomes so
much easier for both baby and mother - making parenting very satisfying and fulfilling.
She mentions that in the current obstetric system 50% of first time births for mums are dramatic and traumatic - however when we add up the C section
and also the instrumental delivery rate - this is what happens.
That any woman who are not fully engaged in their pregnancy - having too much happening in their life - (yet still think that they are engaged), but
in actuality they are not fully engaged - like getting really focussed and engaged and obtaining as much information about pregnancy so that when
the time of the birth happens - that it a fantastic beautiful, wonderful birth - everything goes better.
The enjoyment of feeding is better, the baby is thriving - virtually no post natal depression - the husband and partner are wrapped - everything just
works better - everything flows in what Kathy calls the ‘cascade of normalcy’
She states that the Number 1 priority for the baby is:The safest, most kindest, most gentlest birth. (Listen to what is often said next)
Mum’s to be - you need to quit work early if you can! It is important to be rested and relaxed. (we did not get around to soft nature sound or soothing
music for the baby in utero)
Gold standard for mums doing part time work to 28 weeks and not working from 32 weeks This always turns out better for the mother - listen to Kathy
Working to 38 weeks is definitely not the way to go.
Eating - the big one is for mothers is to avoid food poisoning - this Kathy says is what it is all about. Listen - Fresh, organic is best.
Mothers milk and the magic of what it does. Listen
Baby be fed breast milk for the first 6 months - has all the antibodies and goodness for babies intestines.
Formula - very technically advanced now …
Though no colostrum, be it a mouse, a goat or a whale - because we mammals are born with our intestines sterile.
The need for us all to be aware of the inherent goodness of mothers milk.
Kathy talks about her last months visit to China of 1.4 billion people, where there are 400 million millennials in their 20’s and 30’s. That each year
17 million Chinese babies come into the world.
China is relaxing its 1 person policy to that of a 2 child policy - yet, with no welfare system available, the children as they grow older become aware
of filial responsible for one’s parents …of taking care of them in their retirement - getting an education and working is incredibly important
over there. That child has 4 grand parents and 2 parents who have an investment in that child future. Plus a respected hierarchy within the family
- they still have strong Confusion values.
Kathy states that:
China in 10 to 15 years time will be a world leader in childbirth and all things related to babies coming into the world?
Acupuncture is incorporated into their practices as well as traditional Chinese herbal medicine. This is happening here too as we modernise obstetric
care in NZ, with both acupuncture and homeopathy utilisation.
Topics covered included water births
Especially when it was first introduced in the 1980’s and water births need to be divided into 2 parts - one water labour and 2 water births
Labouring in water is good thing and is approved, though the jury is still out in relationship to water births.
Other subjects covered is being able to squat - it help for assisting easy births. Most women in the developing world squat to do many chores and thus
are able to give birth easier due to the practice of opening their pelvis more.
Questions that ‘I’ did not get around to asking.
What was not covered was that certain Amazonian Indians continually pass their babies from mother to father to grandmother to grandfather to aunt to
uncle back to the mother and around all the other relatives in the tribe - so that the baby is so secure and at peace - that the heart beats of
different family member as well as energy given off, is automatically sensed by the growing baby that some infants rarely have to crawl because
they are always in some loving family members arms.
Not to use microwaved drink or food especially in plastic containers - even if approved as being microwave safe.
What are indigo children as well as rainbow and crystal children? - (Very evolved souls).