Natural BirthWorks is a co-op of birthworkers who have united in one space to provide holistic care to their community. The providers in Natural BirthWorks range from all areas of women and families health.
Our co-op started with the need to educated women on the beauty and benefits of natural birth. When our midwife saw that many women were not aware of how normal the birth process is, and how well it flows when a women is in control of her environment, she realized she needed to make them aware. It became extremely important for her that women and families know that birth, parenting, and our health is something we need to take into our hands with proper guidance and education. Going through the amazing natural birth journey with all of the powerful families, she saw that many wanted natural care there after. This is when our midwife decided to create a co-op of birthworkers who could join together as a stronger front to empower and educate our community on the benefits of holistic care.
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Why a homebirth? The real question is, Why a hospital birth? Let's further look into that. I think to start the journey one must know what birth is.
When I search for the definition of birth this is what comes up: the emergence of a baby or other young from the body of its mother; the start of life as a physically separate being
Powerful if you think about it. 'A baby or other young emerges from the body of its mother'. That sentence tells you; strength, transition. 'The start of life as a physically separate being'. That sentence tells you; independence, the beginning.
When I search for the definition of a hospital this is what comes up: an institution providing medical and surgical treatment and nursing care for sick or injured people.
Quite a different feeling, yes? Not so powerful, or independent, or strong.
If life as a separate being begins at birth then the care, support, and environment should be supportive of that.
The woman who's releasing the new being…
I think when my first daughter was born is when something sparked inside of me to better the earth and the beings on it. It was a small spark back then so it's infancy didn't show much change in my life, maybe a few food choices that were different. I remember removing partially hydrogenated oils at first and making sure my daughter had at least "one green a day" but that was all.
I guess subconsciously I realized that how I left the earth was what she would have to deal with and I certainly didn't want to leave her a mess. I also think my growing understanding of what you put out is what you get pushed me to want to put out good so I could get good.
So I can safely say this journey really started 16 years ago when she arrived but the effort is just beginning now. You see going zero waste and being eco-friendly isn't easy. We actually used to have to do physical labor before all these desks jobs arrived. An effort is necessary since the earth puts out effort …