Tag Archives: natural childbirth

Motherhood one year on

(written Friday 1 May 2009; posted late owing to illness) Tomorrow’s Kolya’s birthday, the anniversary of his birth. The run-up to a birth is always about the mother; never have I felt so much concern radiating from friends, family, strangers … Continue reading

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Bonni Hall: Endorphins, Labour, Pain and Bonding

One of my favourite parenting-related websites is The Natural Child Project. I was over there, dredging around for articles about natural childbirth for a friend who’s expecting a baby soon. Out here in South Africa, planned Caesarians are all the … Continue reading

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Why men should NEVER be at the birth of their child

(An article by MICHEL ODENT. Odent is a French obstetrician that founded the Primal Health Research Centre, introduced the concept of birthing pools and home-like birth rooms into maternity hospitals in the 1970s, and is also the most well-known trainer … Continue reading

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What I’ve learned in 39 weeks

The baby’s due date is 3 May, so he could arrive any day now. I’ve been meaning to write some of my experience of pregnancy, but have managed to procrastinate for a whole 39 weeks – unless I blame deadlines … Continue reading

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