Tag: heart-centredness

The true midwives…

“Being with someone, murmuring along with their heartbeat, breathing with them, is a lost art. The true midwives of birth and death, those who keep vigil at the bedposts, are rare. They are the people whose eyes are accustomed to…

“Everything matters to a pregnant woman…”

“Listening to a mother is the most important skill of midwifery. Asking her questions is the second most important. Third is making unrushed time together in nature with a bit of privacy so the important matters can be discussed. Everything…

Thank you for asking…

A couple of weeks ago, I spotted this blog post, in which a childbirth educator talks very eloquently about how difficult it can be to work in the birth world at this time in history. Sharon Muza describes how so…

The importance of practising from the heart…

I understand that we live in a world in which science has become the dominant rationality.  I understand that notions such as centralisation, risk management, economic viability and utilitarianism have necessarily become the touchstones for bureaucratic services which seek to…