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Book Review “Lady’s Hands, Lion’s Heart – A Midwives Saga” by Carol Leonard

Book Review “Lady’s Hands, Lion’s Heart – A Midwives Saga” by Carol Leonard

This is a must read for all midwives, and midwives to be or birth workers in general.

I have met Carol at a few conferences and actually purchased my copy directly from her, and she is as fabulous in real life. She speaks with a clarity often not encountered in life let alone on a book on midwifery, and its struggles.

She weaves her personal story throughout the book and makes the reader understand the struggle, drama and the actual life part of a midwife. Midwives have lives, and families and needs like anyone else, and she presents their needs in a way that leaves the reader in awe of the awesomeness of birth work and the dedication needed when one dips her toes in the waters for the first time.

I will be adding this fabulous book to our reading list for the midwife’s assistant training program. Thanks Carol, sharing your integrity, and journey will I am sure inspire many birth workers of the future.

You can get the book here on Amazon.

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Meet a BAI Pro 0

Chelsie Towns

Chelsie

Why did you choose BAI?

I had been planning on enrolling in a formal program for doula certification for two years before I enrolled with BAI. I studied independently for some time and actually referred to BAI’s book list for resources. When I finally sat down to choose a program, I had several pulled up on my computer screen and I just kept cycling through them, reading through each one’s websites. I asked friends and in online communities for their opinions. I chose BAI, ultimately, because the people who recommended it jived more closely with my personal philosophies and BAI seemed to as well.

What did you learn about yourself while taking the program?

I learned I did not just have an interest in birth, but a passion. I went from having a self-centered focus in my studies (what originally prompted me to study birth arts was my own traumatic birth, it was an attempt to understand what happened and what I could do the next time around to improve my experience) to wanting to share what I had learned with other women and help them make informed choices in birth. I became more extroverted as I gained confidence in my knowledge. In the last year, I’ve learned that my path is one steeped in birth arts. And for the first time in my life, at 30 years old, I finally feel like I know what I want to be when I grow up! (Aside from a mother, of course.)

Tell us a little about yourself.

I’m a mother of three children, two boys and a girl, all born within three years of one another. Most of my life is centered around being an attached, peaceful parent. We’ve just bought our first home and we’re looking forward to “urban homesteading” with a huge garden and adding chickens next spring.

Aside from all things birth and babies, I’m an avid knitter, enjoy nature and love cooking and baking. I’ve long been very interested in holistic healing and have been very informally studying herbal medicine for a number of years. After struggling to breastfeed (and ultimately finding out that I have Insufficient Glandular Tissue and being unable to produce enough milk for my babies), I’ve come to learn a lot about galactagogue herbs, as well as herbal remedies for PCOS/hormonal imbalances and those used to support a healthy pregnancy and labor. So when I saw the program for Women’s Herbalism, I enrolled immediately and I’m looking forward to immersing myself in the program.

I’m active in my community as a babywearing leader through Babywearing International, by helping organize our local Improving Birth Rally and by organizing the first baby expo in our area in a number of years this year.

 

Tell us about your business, or plans for the future.

I’m currently working as a birth doula and placenta encapsulator under the business name Thanks Givings Doula Services (named for my daughter who was born at home on Thanksgiving Day in 2011). I absolutely love my job! I had planned on offering postpartum support but have had to push those plans off for a while after having my third baby in December. He is much loved but totally unplanned, so my business plans had to adjust.

My motto is, “Supporting your informed birth.” I truly believe women have the right to birth however they want, but they should have ALL the facts, something that is seriously lacking in today’s birthing culture. I stress to my clients that birth is not a means to an end of pregnancy, but the moment they become a mother. It’s significant and I believe the birth process deserves respect and serious consideration.

I’ve been talking with an organization that connects teen moms with volunteer doulas to help bring the program to my area (it’s currently up and running in the Green Bay area but that’s a good 40-50 minute drive for me, which is a bit much for a free client). Considering my city had one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in Wisconsin when I was in high school, I feel it’s a very worthwhile and important program.

I’m looking forward to continuing on my path in birth arts and plan to enroll in Ancient Arts in the next few months. I hadn’t started out planning on becoming a midwife, but I’ve found I truly feel pulled in that direction, though I don’t see myself ever totally giving up being a doula because I feel for those women who absolutely must birth in a hospital, a doula is essential and enjoy that aspect of my work.

My website: www.thankgsivingsdoula.com

My FB: www.facebook.com/thanksgivingsdoula

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Meet a BAI Pro

Tammi Padilla

Tammi

Why did you choose BAI?

I began to research Doula certification, in March, when I felt drawn to this line of work.  I have a friend in Portland, OR, who is a Doula, and she recommended DONA and CAPPA for my certifications.  But, when I found BAI, I felt like I had come home.  I love the holistic focus, and that we really have to dig deep for some of these assignments. Sure, it’s a lot more work, but I am learning so much more than I would have otherwise.  Not just about being a Doula, but about myself.  Also very helpful to me was the scholarship program.  I don’t know how long I would have had to wait to begin, without that assistance.
What did you learn about yourself while taking the program?

During the course of my studies, I have learned that there are times to stop thinking with my brain, let go, and just listen with my heart. I have learned to trust my gut instinct, and that it isn’t too difficult to feel what is needed in many situations. I have learned that I am stronger than I believed, and that many decisions in my life have led me to the path I’m on.
Tell us a little about yourself.

I am a mother of four, beautiful, perfect, children, aged 16 – 25.  My eldest, is expecting identical twin girls, who will be my first grandchildren.  Currently, I am working as an in-home caregiver for seniors, and in this capacity, I have really learned what it is to serve another human being.
Tell us about your business, or plans for the future.

I am concurrently working on my Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula certifications (although I am much farther along on the Birth Doula assignments).  Once these are completed, I intend to obtain my Childbirth Education and Breastfeeding Support certs, and also learn about Aromatherapy.  Although I do not intend to exclusively serve teens, I would like to specialize in supporting teen mothers, with these services.
You can find Tammi online at- www.averellbirthservices.com

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Brandi Rainey- Student Spotlight

How long have you been a doula?

Officially, I’ve been a student for about a month now (as of 02/2008)  But unofficially, I’ve been a doula since I  was about fifteen.  When the women in my  family gave birth, I’d spend their first night home from the hospital with them,  to take care of them and the newborn.  So  it appears I’ve been a postpartum doula for a while.  I attended my first birth when I was  twenty-one.  My good friend demanded that  I be present during her labor and delivery.   She said her husband would be no good in the LDR.  She was right…lol.  She sang my praises to her family and they  kept me busy for a while.  Had I known  that there was an official capacity for a doula, I’d have been one for years  now!! But obstetricians don’t like to let on about the effacacy of women  helping women birth.

 

Do you feel BAI offered you something that was unique?  What was it?

I researched many different avenues for becoming a  doula.  DONA was offering a workshop in  my town in February, but I didn’t get the feeling when looking into it that I  did when I happened across BAI.  And  there was a training workshop for ICTC (International Center for Traditional  Childbirth) in Atlanta that I was all for, but circumstances prevented from  being able to attend.  But BAI is wise  woman-centered, which I love!  And it  offers advance doula training in herbs and nutrition.  I’ve already purchased the herbs course, so  when I finish the birth doula training and herbs course, it’s onto nutrition!

 

What was your favorite part of the training?

The activities!   They really make you go within yourself.   I can’t say that any other training that I researched focused so much on  preparing the doula-to-be for the spiritual aspects of this work.

 

Do you feel that the work Birth Arts requires will or does  allow you to work as an effective doula?

Definitely.  I was  raised in an obstetrics environment.  My  grandmother was an obstetrics nurse and I devoured all of her literature.  When my brother was born, I asked my mother  if she delivered vaginally or by cesarean.   I was six.  She said the nurses  were flabbergasted when she told them.   But I always felt like something was missing in maternity care.  A lot of soul-searching led me to become a  doula.  The work that BAI requires  affirms with each assignment that this is my path.  And it assures me that I have everything I  need to be an effective doula.  Maybe even  a good one.  But I’m not stopping  there…I’m looking into becoming a CPM in the future.

 

How are you working as a doula now?

I’m still not working officially as a doula, though my  first certification birth mommy is due any day now.  I’m glad I was so enthusiastic about getting  my bag prepared.  Though I never thought  I’d have a birth so soon!

 

Tell us about yourself.

I’m a thirty-three year old single mother of two future  midwives. (Oops, my hopes are showing!)   By day, I work in employee benefits.   By night, I’m a diligent and enthusiastic BAI student.  I practice Goddess-centered spirituality and  believe She is truly smiling on me right now.

 

Do you have a website? Please feel free to share.

http://www.myspace.com/lyrikallyshe

And I just set up a new personal email account dedicated  to all things related to childbirth and midwifery.

sistahmidwifetobe@gmail.com

 

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How To Become A More Confident, Busy And Totally Awesome Doula!

How To Become A More Confident, Busy And Totally Awesome Doula!

Just a disclaimer before I start: various things make for an awesome doula – please bear in mind that this article has been designed to help doulas on a professional and business level.

YES! You can be a totally awesome, confident doula with a thriving business! A doula that all your clients rave about… doesn’t that sound great?

No matter if you’re just starting out as a doula or if you’ve been a doula for a while, sometimes we hit professional or emotional plateaus (or even a client drought) where we start to doubt ourselves, are unsure of where things are going or if we’re as experienced as we need to be.

These tips are my top suggestions for doulas in this situation – so if you need a bit of a boost or guidance in getting fired up and super passionate again, help is just a few moments away!

Totally Awesome Doula Tip #1: Read, Read, Read!

Talking in front of others can be a really scary thing for many people. But, you will notice that it is so much easier to give a speech if you really know what you’re talking about. Remember back to your school days – how nerve racking was it researching a topic then having to talk about it?! The more you know your area of expertise, the easier it gets and the more confident you get. The less you need to refer back to your notes and the more you can hit the ground running without breaking out a sweat.

You can never know enough or learn enough, no matter what you choose do in life, so feed your brain with books, workshops and classes. Schedule some regular time – each day if you can – to read a new book on birth related topics.

Wealth and success isn’t a big screen television or a really fast car… wealth is in your library. Many very successful business people will tell you that one of their biggest secrets to success is to feed their brain every day. You may have heard of the story of Warren Buffett, one of the world’s wealthiest men (THE world’s wealthiest man some years). He wanted to become a business success, and decided he had to learn about finance. What did he do? He read every single book in the Omaha Public Library with the word ‘finance’ in the title – some twice… when he was 10 years old!!!

Warren Buffett is clearly a huge success with his chosen passion and you can be too. It’s never too early or too late – if you get reading, your confidence, knowledge and credibility will thank you for it!

“Think of something new you’ve actually learned in the past week; if you can’t think of anything, get comfortable where you’re at because you’re not going anywhere. To stop learning is to stop living.” — Robert Kiyosaki

Totally Awesome Doula Tip #2: Grow Yourself As A Person And Business Owner

You will only go as far as you develop yourself as a person and a business owner. Following on from the first tip above, its equally important to focus on learning about personal and business growth and development.

Read autobiographies of successful business people and entrepreneurs, like Richard Branson, Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs – you may not agree with the business decisions or choices of some of these people, or may not want to be as busy or famous, but it will get you an insight into the mind and thinking of highly successful people. You’ll learn how they got to where they are now. You’ll read about their attitudes and philosophies – the mindsets that are required to make it. You’ll find successful people have similar habits, which you can adopt too.

Not only are there many brilliant business books out there, but an endless number of seminars for personal and professional development, which I LOVE going to. You meet people who are movers and shakers just like you. Great people who are friendly, keen to network and learn. People with passion and guts. You know the saying about becoming like the people you spend most of your time with? The people around you can either motivate, encourage and uplift you, or they can keep you in the wrong place or chasing your tail. You must be willing to grow your comfort zone, and trust me, you’ll have an absolute ball learning and growing!

“You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay?” — Jim Rohn

Here are some Facebook pages of some great leaders to follow:

Here are some great business books to read:

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There are many more resources, but these are a great start.

Totally Awesome Doula Tip #3: Network With Other Doulas

The doula world is such an awesome place to be. Doulas share your passion of birth and would happily talk birth all day (and night!). Not only is this great for you socially, but you can gain a wealth of experience from other doulas. Ask questions, hear their stories of births, share… there is so much to be learnt from other doulas. Start up a group and have a regular meet-up, or find out if there are any in your area – just do it! Try and get involved with other doulas, and make an effort to learn and share together. You’ll leave feeling awesome and loved up, overflowing with oxytocin and food for your birth junkie soul. Local doulas may even be able to team up with you to help out with childcare while you’re doula’ing or even forming a business together!

I can’t imagine any nicer people to spend your time with than other doulas – you’ll be sure to make many friendships along the way! You also get to know them well enough in case you happen to need a back-up or just some great advice one day.

Totally Awesome Doula Tip #4: Open Your Mind And Believe In Yourself

I know doulas can sometimes doubt their abilities, usually due to one or more of these three things:

  • They’re unable to get the number of births they want
  • A birth they attended went awol
  • They’ve had an unhappy client

These things happen. No matter what business you’re in, you will get unhappy clients, births will go in a direction that we didn’t expect, and you’ll have to deal with unpleasant situations sometimes. But never stop believing in yourself, because this is all part of the learning process – see it as an opportunity to grow. If we don’t have challenging experiences, then we don’t grow or learn. Its when we resist and take it personally, we can’t see what we need to see. Its important to stand back, look at the situation and say, ‘What could I have done differently here?’ or ‘What can I learn from this situation?’ or, ‘Is there something I need to learn more about?’ Feeling crappy about it all and giving up is just going to make you, well, feel like crap. And you wont get to where you truly want to go.

Remember, nothing prepares you for anything in life quite like hands-on experience does. If you always consider yourself a student, learning every single day, you’ll feel much better about yourself and have a great attitude that will move you forward.

A successful business owner in any given field knows to expect plateaus. Business will be going well, growing, growing… then a crisis will hit, business will slow down, or something will happen to cause you to question it all. But, instead of giving up, feeling hopeless, useless – the successful business owner keeps working through it until they get to the other side. If you give up when it’s tough, you don’t get the huge rewards of getting through a tough spot and come out fine the other end – usually quicker and easier than you initially envisioned and you’re back on track once again.

I’ve had experiences where something awful has happened in my business, usually I have been attacked for my beliefs and stances and had to deal with really nasty comments or feedback. These sorts of situations can really rock you to the core – sometimes and you wonder how you’ll get through the next day with it hanging over your head. I’ve had fantasies of just deleting BellyBelly off the server in my earlier days – in my grumpy head I would think, ‘Fine, you don’t like it, see what it’s like when it’s all gone!’ which was all so easy to think in my early 20’s as a new mother who was very sleep deprived and with PND! But, every single make or break moment is all in the past now, gone, forgotten and something valuable learnt from, and thank goodness I didn’t give up, as today BellyBelly is busier than it has ever been, with close to two million page views a month. I can work from home with my babies, the hours that fit in with my lifestyle and I get to do what I truly, deeply love. Don’t give up on your dreams just for one sticky moment. You can get through every single one of them! And doing that makes you a much more confident business owner.

Totally Awesome Doula Tip #5: Find Your Niche

What makes you different from all the other doulas out there? A woman looking through a directory full of doulas will read the same thing over and over…

  • “I believe in supporting women”
  • “I became a doula in xxx after the birth of my children xxx”
  • “I am passionate about birth”
  • “Feel empowered about your birth”

… but what makes you any different to any other doula? Why should they choose you, with a smorgasboard of choices? Whats in it for them? What experiences can you draw on to make you different?

Something you might think is small may be the difference between you being chosen over another doula. In a recent coaching call I did with a Sydney based doula, I helped her realise that her own experience as a twin mother having a natural birth is a fantastic draw card and speciality for her to focus on. While twin births aren’t as high in number, she has a distinct advantage over other doulas, being able to understand exactly what they are going through, carrying and birthing twins.

Totally Awesome Doula Tip #6: Focus On What You Do Best – Let A Skilled Team Do The Rest

Any highly successful business owner – even Richard Branson – will tell you, he comes up with the amazing ideas and then steps aside for people who know what they’re doing best.

Many doulas have shoestring budgets (hopefully not for long after adopting some of my tips in my doula articles!) which means its harder to pay for what they really need for their business, for example a professional web designer, marketing or advertising.

If you do things on the cheap, or have unskilled people doing important things for your business, your results will reflect this. I know it’s really hard if you don’t have any finances when you started up your business, so if you don’t have the funds to have someone help you, check out my other article, 5 Effective Ways To Get More Clients. Then try to make a budget out of each payment to reinvest back into your business, so you’re not always on a such a suffocating, restrictive shoestring budget. Out of every paying client, and/or your own funds, assign a certain amount into your business savings account so you can work towards it.

A business mentor is always a great thing too. This is something successful business people do well – they have mastermind/mentor groups and have business coaches. They learn off one another, and motivate each other based on sound, experienced advice.

If you’re interested in getting one on one business help, I do Skype consultations (no matter where you are in the world) to help with improving business success, increasing website traffic, ranking higher in google, achieving a better marketing response and more. Find out more information here.

Kelly Winder is a birth attendant (aka doula), the creator of BellyBelly and mum to three beautiful children. Follow Kelly on Google+ and become a fan of BellyBelly on Facebook. BellyBelly is also on Twitter. Please note that all of my suggestions and advice are of a generalised nature only and are not intended to replace advice from a qualified professional. BellyBelly.com.au – The Thinking Woman’s Website For Conception, Pregnancy, Birth and Baby. View the original article here.

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I spent about 4 years working on this project, doing the website, fundraising, etc.. with Ina May Gaskin. I have even made panels for the quilt. This project is so important to me.

Please take the time to learn about this project.

Spread the word.

Participate if you can.

Make a donation if you can.

Visit the site and check it out.

 

 

 

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Doula Trainer- Helena Wu 0

Helena Wu

Helena Wu

Helena Wu is a fabulous BAI trainer. She is a gentle and thoughtful teacher. We are so blessed to have her on our team.

Helena of Moon Mountain Midwifery and Herbal Medicine  is a Licensed Midwife who has   been attending homebirths in the southern Vermont area since 1990. She trained   by apprenticing with different midwives and is a Certified Professional Midwife.   She has been a La Leche League Leader, Childbirth Educator (trained through   ALACE and Cooperative Childbirth Association), Doula and Postpartum Doula. Helena has been a BAI trainer since 2003.

She loves teaching about natural birth. “I am committed to keeping alive the   old ways of being with women, developing our tools (herbs and other natural   therapies, simple ritual, love) and passing along the wisdom.” She is the   owner of Good Medicine Tree, an herbal apothecary, where she   offers products, herbal education courses (Happy Heart Sacred Plant Medicine and others) and health consultations. Fostering humankind’s awareness of their   connection with Nature and Spirit is her passion. She is a member of the Vermont Midwives Alliance, the Midwives Alliance of North America, National   Association of Certified Professional Midwives, United Plant Savers and is on   the Council of the Northeast Herbal Association.

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Antibiotics for Strep Do More Harm Than Good 0

Antibiotics for Strep Do More Harm Than Good- Read More

Group B Streptococcus (group B strep)  is a type of bacteria that causes illness in people of all ages. Also known as  GBS or baby strep, group B strep disease in newborns most commonly causes sepsis (infection of the blood),  pneumonia (infection in the lungs), and sometimes meningitis (infection of the fluid and  lining around the brain). The most common problems caused by group B strep in  adults are bloodstream infections, pneumonia, skin and soft-tissue infections,  and bone and joint infections.- form the CDC.

I was just writing about this for my new book, it will contain herbal and aromatherapy remedies for GBS.

I can’t really share, don’t want to break any publishing agreements, but I am sure it would be okay for me to share some nutritional options for GBS.

Some nutritional considerations are:

Garlic 1-2 cloves a day

Probiotics and probiotic rich foods.

Yogurt

Kefir

Foods rich in vitamin C

Gobo or Burdock root eaten as a food. This can be eaten in casseroles, stir fry, roasted with other root vegetables, and pureed in soups.

Nasturtium Blossoms- these can be eaten in salads, or as peppery flavorings to food.

Shitake Mushrooms- They contain antiviral and antibacterial agents, and it is known to boost the immune system.

Excerpt from Demetria Clark’s upcoming book.

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Post from- Jeny Tamayo in Spanish 0

PARTO: Mi Puerta Hacia la Espiritualidad

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No se si hayas escuchado lo que muchos maestros espirituales han querido compartir sobre nuestra existencia, y de la información que todos podemos acceder por medio de nosotros mismos y nuestras experiencias. Hoy se abren puertas a nuevas oportunidades y formas de pensar lo cual lo podemos aplicar en todo el proceso de nuestra vida.

Y que es vida? en mi punto de vista es el conjunto de experiencias y etapas por la cual pasamos todos lo seres vivientes, lo que hace la diferencia es la percepción en que vivimos. Ya hemos vivido lo suficiente en el terror y el miedo, el sufrimiento, la pobreza, manipulación y confusión. La oportunidad esta en todos y en todo, cada experiencia que vivimos es una oportunidad y esta en nosotros aprovechar y aprender recogiendo las herramientas que cada una de estas experiencias nos dejan. En mi experiencia de parto quiero compartir que incluso sin saberlo en el momento pero que ahora veo muy claro es una enseñanza de vida que guardo como un tesoro. Me sentí tan fuerte, tan capaz de hacer cualquier cosa que cuando voy atrás y recuerdo las etapas por las que pase en este proceso tan extraordinario y hermoso, reafirmo que después de vivir la intensidad del momento todo es posible. Por eso quiero compartir mi experiencia con la esperanza de que pueda ayudar alivianar el temor en relación al parto, y hasta quizás en relación a cualquier experiencia. Al principio cuando las contracciones eran tolerables abrí mi mente a todas la posibilidades. Hablaba con mi cuerpo y con mi bebe, dándome seguridad de que si lo podía hacer y que yo si era capaz, visualizando el momento en que podría tener a mi bebe en mis brazos. Metida en mi interior me decía a mi misma que mi cuerpo estaba diseñado para este trabajo y que todo era totalmente normal que el dolor quería decir que todo va bien y que el proceso avanza y pronto conocería a mi bebe. A medida que las contracciones se hacían

PARTO : Mi puerta hacia la espiritualidad mas fuertes esto era lo que me repetía continuamente pero llego un punto que me di cuenta que estaba siendo muy resistente como cuando uno hace ejercicio y se hace el fuerte a pesar de que esta que tira la toalla, me di cuenta que esto lo único que hacia era que el dolor comenzara a ser cada vez mas intolerable y como un mapa vi otra opción y era simplemente dejar de resistirme al dolor y mas bien unirme a el. Me metí en mi zona donde solo estaba yo aunque tenia bien presente a los que me rodeaban sintiendo su apoyo. Comencé a visualizarme en una montaña la cual yo subía y bajaba a la par con la contracción. El dolor se había convertido en nada mas que la montaña y fue mas fácil continuar en el proceso aunque con mucha concentración, cuando en ocasiones perdía la concentración y me empezaba a desesperar mi grupo de apoyo -mi hermana, esposo, midwife y mi mama- estuvieron ahí dándomen fuerza y certeza dejándome saber que lo que estaba haciendo lo estaba haciendo muy bien.

La posición que encontré mas cómoda fue estando parada pues podía moverme en forma circular y eso fue algo que solo salió de mi cuerpo sin yo pensarlo o planearlo y me di cuenta al estar tan profundamente en mi interior que estaba ayudando a abrir espacio para mi bebe, esta fue otra etapa y simplemente me deje llevar y dejaba al cuerpo hacer su trabajo. Quizás para los de afuera parecía una loca bailando por todo el cuarto pero no me importaba pues como magia sabia lo que estaba haciendo. De repente comencé a sentir algo diferente y creo era presión pero en ese momento era difícil ponerle una etiqueta a lo que sentía, yo solo seguía el ritmo y sin darme cuenta estaba empezando a hacer fuerza, sin saberlo esta pujando suave y sin esfuerzo. Mi midwife me sugirió aconstarme pues al ver las señas de mi expresión corporal se dio cuenta que estaba pujando, me chequeo y aunque no estaba totalmente dilata me dejo hacer mi trabajo, pero no era yo era mi cuerpo y mi expresión era solo el reflejo de lo que estaba pasado en mi interior. Durante esta etapa llego un momento que quise simplemente no mover ni un músculo me deje caer y se sintió bien pero mi midwife y el resto se asustaron y me despertaron, entonces sentí mucho dolor y trate de desesperarme pero todos me hablaron tratando de calmarme, lo hice aunque había perdido un poco la concentración. Decidieron darme algo para descansar en medio de las contracciones aunque duro muy poco pues mi cuerpo ya estaba listo y mi bebe también, solo puje unas cuanta veces para darle vida a mi hermoso bebe y con el una de mis mas preciadas experiencias. Con la guía de mi midwife mi bebe fue recibido a este mundo por las mejores manos, las de su co-creador -su papa- convirtiendo este momento aun mas mágico. La conexión con mi bebe fue inmediata y sin interrupción, lo alimente enseguida y era como si ya supiera lo que hacia, mas que instinto yo lo llamo magia divina.

Todo es perfecto en ese momento es un estado de completa satisfacción y paz. Al plantear cada etapa por la que pase, hoy me doy cuenta que de igual forma cada problema o situación tiene un camino hacia la solución y es así como esta experiencia se a convertido en mi enseñanza de vida. Quisiera que nadie desaprovechara su experiencia recibiéndola con amor, aceptando cada etapa sin miedos, sintiendo lo que pasa dentro, viviendo cada minuto en intensidad para aprender a vivir cada minuto de nuestras vidas de la misma manera, con la certeza de que no importa por cual etapa de nuestra vida estemos pasando todo tiene una solución y una gran recompensa. ¨No resistirse es rendirse ante lo que no se puede cambiar dandole paso a la nueva persepcion de cambio, por que rendirse es no dejar de luchar.¨

 

~Jeny Tamayo~