A Determined Mom Who Avoided a C-section by Helping Her Baby Turn from Breech to a Vertex Position for Birth “Thank you Yen and Fauziah for all your help! We are very thankful for this little miracle birth and hope this birth story will be an inspiration to others.”~ Esme, mother of 3 daughters Hi,…
Why Women Choose Cesarean?
Cesarean birth is major abdominal surgery with or without a medical condition. Elective cesarean is the choice of the mother/couple to have their baby at specific date and time of delivery. This question has disturbed me for quite some times. I realised that people choose delivery through cesarean have lots of Fear. These fears are due to fear of childbirth pain, fear of not being able to give birth due to carrying a “big size baby”, fear of the unknown-uncertainly of how birth will turn out to be, the fear of jeopardising the safety of the baby and that of the mother puts woman to think of a definitely outcome. i.e. elective cesarean birth. There are other fears that are not mentioned here which not everyone can accept.
Milli Hill, the Founder of The Positive Birth Movement, in her post Should We Be So Very Scared of Giving Birth? is based on research finding that as many as one in 10 women suffered from tocophobia, leading to more women elect for cesarean birth due to extreme anxiety and fear of giving birth regardless of how joyful her pregnancy had been.
Recently I had encountered a spiritual talk on Spiritual Rebirther called Minood. A very interesting topic as it relates to birth. Though I did not sign up for the workshop. Later found out from a lady who attended the rebirth session. She shared her experience, remembered vividly her feelings during her journey into this world, her birth. She definitely made me realised what had I missed out. Not long after that, this lady invited me to attend a breathwork rebirth session. Immediately I signed up, not to miss this chance a gain.
Although I did not experience the Rebirth, I was amazed by how breath can connect to our brain and retrieve memory. The breathworker John Stamoulos lead me into searching just how birth trauma happens and how does it affect our life. He suggested that I ask my mother how was I born, same time, recommended a book called Birth Without Violence by Dr. Frederick Leboyer. This book gave me the inspiration to replay “the scene”.
Pretend You are the Baby – How does it feel “being inside”?
Let’s imagine that you are the baby resting in the comfort of your mother’s womb. Warm, surrounded by the buoyancy of the amniotic fluid, squashing against the wall of the uterus, relatively dark and quiet inside, at least not so loud.
So much as we think you, the unborn baby cannot feel, hear or see.
You feel everything through vibration, rhythm, light and even your mom’s emotion through the placenta.
Now you are physically ready to experience the transition into an unfamiliar world.
Getting pregnant can be exciting, for some women it can be a distress. Often getting pregnant is just so natural that it did not occur to most people that preconception cleansing is essential. Neither nor they know that pregnancy is actually a process of detoxification. Here are 6 reasons why you need to know about preconception health and why our body needs preconception cleansing.
1. Pregnancy is a process of detoxification
Have you wondered why women must past the first trimester to be confirmed that her pregnancy continues? When a woman found out she is pregnant, she may experience a sign of morning sickness as early as 6th weeks in her pregnancy. Morning sickness such as vomiting and nausea are signs of natural physiological changes enabling the removal of the toxin from the woman’s body commonly occur during the first trimester. Detoxification takes place more intensely during this period so that the womb can provide a safer place to nurture the little life.
The body is intelligent. It does what is necessary to protect both the expectant mum and the baby. Should the woman’s health is deemed not fit to nurture this baby, pregnancy will be terminated, miscarriage occurs. If pregnancy happens to continue despite a poor nurturing environment, baby’s development may be compromised. Healthy couples give birth to a healthy baby. Preeclampsia happens to women with the underlying health condition. Wonder why some women experience swollen feet, excess protein in their urine and high blood pressure during pregnancy, others don’t?
2. Possibly to Prevent Birth Defects
Birth Defects are broadly defined as functional and metabolic disorders that although present but may not necessarily recognisable at birth. Birth defects cause physical and mental disability. Birth defects severely impact the quality of life of the children and their mobility some can be fatal. The causes of birth defects may be due to genetic when one or more genes do not work properly or a part of the genes is missing.
Have you wonder why it’s easy for some women to get pregnant even if they are in their 40’s and other’s can’t conceive even if they are in their 20’s.
Dr Lynn Tan, a naturopathy doctor, a founder of New life International, explained that infertility is nature’s way of protecting the human race. That is because when the body is weak, it is not fit to produce the next generation. Should pregnancy occur the offspring might be weak and sick.
Therefore, infertility is considered abnormal and unhealthy even though the women or men do not fall sick easily does not necessarily mean they are healthy. Right? Building a healthy body ideally at least 6 months prior to conception should be the natural and conscious method to bear a healthy baby. After all, where does genes come from? Babycentre created a chart on Major Causes of Infertility for your reference.