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WEBSITE LOVE: Spiritual Birth

by Sarah on June 24th, 2011

Thank you to Special Robyn, of Faithful to Nature, for reminding me about Spiritual Birth. It is the most fantastic resource for any woman who believes that giving birth is a spiritual experience, not a medical procedure. Marianne Little John ( a well-known midwife in Cape Town) has written the most beautiful words about spiritual birth as a philosophy:

“Women need to prepare for natural birth in every aspect of their lives, including the spiritual, emotional, mental and physical areas of their being. A woman deserves the right to choose her companions as well as where and how she will give birth to her child.

Pregnancy and birth are normal life events for most women. To this end, interventions should be kept to a minimum wherever possible. A baby who is born gently and welcomed by warm, caring parents receives the best possible start in life.

Women who are well prepared in their minds, bodies and spirits can experience birth as a profoundly moving and empowering event.”

Please also do yourselves a favour, and read the birth story about a woman who fully subscribe to this philosophy in having a  natural twin delivery. Love it!