A massive uprising is on the horizon. Thousands of men, women and children will gather this Labor Day as part of an international movement. Improving Birth’s “Rally to Improve Birth” will host its third annual rally, held simultaneously in dozens of states across the U.S., and in Canada, Mexico, and Australia. For more information about what Evidence-Based Maternity Care is, be sure to visit our main website: ImprovingBirth.org.
Mexican Labyrinth of Birth by Pam England 2012- One day my friend Alberto told me that in Mexico, women who give birth are called warriors. The midwives tell a pregnant woman that when she is in labor she will have to go to the underworld where spirits hold all the unborn babies. She will have to find her baby, do battle in labor with the spirit to free her baby and bring him or her "home"—bring her baby back and into to the world, to the family who is waiting. Only she can do this.
I love the rebozo — the beautiful colors, the artistry — but mostly for the way it works… “Rebozo” means “shawl” in Spanish. It’s a traditional Mexican shawl about 4-5 feet in length. It is a multifunctional tool used before labor, used to help laboring women birth and used for carrying your baby around after birth! The other day, … … Continue reading →