Acupuncture and Massage Therapy are great additions to any woman’s experience; from fertility, to pregnancy, the birth itself and then post-natal care. Chinese medicine has been well designed to create balance; physically, mentally and emotionally. Relationships strengthen, bodies change shape, a deeper sense of home is created and careers make room during the transformational period surrounding childbirth. Embarking on this journey to nourish a child means that supporting oneself is well worth cultivating.
A well thought out birth plan can be a useful tool in achieving the sort of birth experience that is important to you. Although you may not be able to control everything that happens to you during your baby’s birth, you can play a role in the decisions that are made about your body and your baby.
If birth is a normal life event, why would you have a health professional there? Jo Davis looks at the controversial practice of freebirth.