Friday, March 5, 2010

Midwives for Peace

I love how in the first video, the Palestinian midwife demonstrates how the prostration of our prayer is a good birthing position. It does work doesn't it?!

Meanwhile in America, the CDC just released a report that home births here have increased by 3.5% between the years 2003-2004 and 2005-2006. I think the common thread in all three of these, is well trained midwives. The role of birth attendant is extremely significant, whether it's the midwife who stays with you through the entire labor, monitoring your physical and emotional well being, or the doctor who saves the life of a mother and baby; both must be respectful of the power and strength of women and their bodies as well as knowledgeable and skilled in regards to the labor and birthing process. In this country we would be much better off if they could work in sync with one another, rather than at odds.

Sorry for the light posting this week. I have been at a lactation conference, stay tuned for some exciting posts on breastfeeding. I never knew the lactating breast was so fascinating! Have a fabulous weekend!

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