Won’t You Let The Hormones Play?

During the last few weeks, reliving the euphoria that I experienced as I birthed my daughter naturally, there have been many thoughts that have flitted through my head. I am amazed at what my body can do. I am thankful for the support that I got. I am happy that my daughter is perfect. But, I have been...

New Year Babies!

Healthy Mother Sanctum Natural Birth Center, welcomes the first two sweet babies of 2013! On the 6th of January, we had 2 baby girls being born within hours of each other. Both dads had wanted baby girls, so it was sweet to see their wishes come true! The first baby was born to a mother who was in...

Born in the Caul!

Two nights ago, we witnessed the beauty of a baby girl being born in her little bubble, with the amniotic sac intact. It was quite an incredible sight, seeming almost like a snow globe, with the swirling vernix and hair in the fluid filled sac, as she birthed ever so gently. At our Birthing Center, over...

Lamaze & Breathing, Breathing & Labor

As I just wound up another Lamaze Childbirth Educator Workshop, the ever present question of when I was going to teach “Lamaze Breathing” as a part of the workshop’s practical skills kept popping up. Just as in the Workshop, most women and their husbands who come to Healthy Mother Antenatal Lamaze...

Philosophical Cornerstones of Mother-Friendly Care

In a climate where mothers-to-be are treated as patients, over-diagnosed, over-treated with medicines, and under-counseled, it is sometimes difficult for parents to grasp the depth to which mother-friendly care can affect pregnancy, labor and child-bearing experience of a woman. This blog is for all...

Women, Upright posture & Birth

It is well-known that upright posture during birth reduces pressure on the major blood vessels, allowing for better oxygen supply to the baby. It also allows the mother to be more mobile, helps to manage her pain better, and makes more room in the pelvis. Positions such as squat, supported squat-dangle,...

In the words of a new mother ….

Here is the account of the journey to birth of one of the mothers who birthed her baby at Healthy Mother Sanctum … http://aarathiselvan.blogspot.com/2011/09/discovering-miracles.html Enjoy, be inspired ….  Happy...