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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Current ideas I'm working on: my quest to learn more about the miracles of birth

This  may seem strange, but I have been blogging every day and still have a list of things I want to blog about.  I have a hunger to learn more and understand more and love to share that with others, hence my blog.  So, here's the running list I have right now of things I am planning on blogging about.  Feel free to offer any suggestions of things you would like to know more.

Loosening our muscles and ligaments to help facilitate OP babies.
What husbands can do to help during labor
Courage in childbirth
More on the meaning behind the celtic motherhood knot
Why doesn't everyone get epidurals
Descent of the baby down the birth canal
Shared decision making
More on the stages of grieving
Oxytocin safety
Jasmin oil for babies
physiological stress and wound healing
Listening building bridges

I can't believe how long this list has gotten and I still have ideas popping up in my head.  But I love this work.  I love moms and babies, and I love learning.  There's is just so much for me to learn and so little time.

1 comment:

Cherylyn said...

I totally understand! I love that you're doing this work :)

Birth is a Journey: Does it have to be life changing?

  • One woman might have to climb on an overfilled boat, risking her life and nearly dying as she escapes over the ocean to come to this land. This experience could certainly be life altering. It may very well color the rest of her life, positively or negatively. (I overcame this amazing struggle and here I am triumphant! OR Holy crap, that was SO hard I don’t know if I can go on! By the way, neither response is “right”. No one would judge the woman with the 2nd response.)
  • One woman may buy an airplane ticket, sit on a comfortable 747 and fly to America with a nice smooth flight and landing. She is happy to be in America. Those welcoming her are glad she is here safe and sound. She may only travel by plane 2-4 times in her life, so it is pretty memorable. But the journey itself probably wouldn’t be life changing; it would simply be a journey.
  • One woman may learn to fly an ultra-light plane to lead a flock of geese into America teaching them to migrate. This experience could certainly be empowering and life altering.