As Soon as Pregnancy Makes it's Way into a Womans Life
We begin to notice things revolving around pregnancy we had yet to notice before. We notice everyone else in our life that may be with child, also attracting knowledge our higher being is curious to know. One thing I was sure of when I became fully aware of the growing life inside of me, is that I would much rather do things the natural way then entrust my babies birth into any hospital or medical doctor or practitioners hands. I knew I wanted a holistic Midwife, also a Doula that would support plus comfort me throughout my babies development, labor along with any postpartum needs. Why? I have seen along with felt the outcome of many hospitals + medical doctors ignorance can cause on an expecting mother. The coercion involved, also pushed upon the mother during labor & pregnancy causes women to make choices in relation to their life plus their child's life that are less than favorable. Western Medicine relies solely on methods that they can measure; distrusting anything that they cannot. This leaves a significant gap in their healing techniques, causing many people to remain ill under their care. Replace the I with We, Integrating You with Me, & automatically the ill become well.
The United States alone has the highest rates of of Maternal Mortality
With Autochthonous Afro American women being at the highest risk. Women dying from childbirth complications, including heart problems, hemorrhage, blood clots, with many other cases. The greater prevalence of C-sections being done on women from the presence of minor issues during labor adds to these rates of mortality. I decided to speak to most women about their labor experience to get a glimpse into how things may play out for myself. Many of the women who'd gotten C-sections were under a serious amount of pressure, coerced by the nurses + doctors to allow them to slit their abdominal open for her to have a successful birth. Other stories involve them being in severe pain lying on their back, again with nurses bombarding them with questions about what shots to give the newborn, pain relievers she may want. To me, it all sounded very intrusive which I feel helped progress any labor complications they may have had.
Once upon a time it was illegal to have a home birth or midwife within the U.S.
In many states, the medical systems had taken over and any form of holistic care was & had been forbidden. Also looked at as taboo. Autochthonous everywhere were forced to have their babies in hospitals; with Eugenics gaining popularity birth certificates were changed from the classification of Native to Colored, in turn creating a new race of people in america now known erroneously as "Black" or "African American".
The Original Midwives used the practice of spiritual works plus herbal remedies to bring about a successful birth for the Mama along with baby, but as this became outlawed many of these traditions have withered away within communities with the hospital being the go to for birthing. While the Rates of Maternal Mortality Rise, Infant mortality is decreasing while the numbers still being significantly higher than the rate of women dying during + after childbirth. The Reason for this? More care + attention is being given to the child than the Mama in the medical industry, allowing for preventative measures to be taken on the child's behalf while Mama still suffers from the ailment that causes the child to become ill in the first place.
So I Ask,
Why is it that we entrust a system, more than we do our own bodies to deliver a healthy baby successfully? I feel many women do this because they feel they have no sturdy support or assurance in the outcome of having a beautiful healthy baby. Every soon to be mamas Greatest fear is always associated with the health & lifespan of her child. Why are we now accustomed to trusting medics more than we do our cells? The answer is simple, I feel that it lies mainly in my previous Post, WOMBMEN SPEAK OUT | We Create Life, We Create Law. It is only recently that Midwifery has been introduced again into our society, allowing for natural births. From my experience thus far, It is much more personal & fulfilling to have a baby without the outside world telling me whats the best thing to do or the worst. As an Expecting Mama, we know what is best for our cells + our baby before during + after birth. Listening to ourselves is the hard part. Trusting ourselves enough to Say No to things we are not sure about, while saying Yes to the things that challenge us; making more than capable of doing what we are created to do.