As minimisation of risk and disconnection from body and nature dominate mainstream birthing, the need for us to understand the wonders and benefits of physiological birthing increases. Explore the incredible changes that occur in mother and child when birth occurs without intervention and discuss why this is so important for us as a social, sustainable species.
In some parts of Aotearoa today, more than a third of babies are born by Caesarean section and around the world this rate is even higher. The workshop will describe the incredible hormonal changes that occur for mother and baby during a normal physiological Labour and birth and the impacts of these events. We will explore both the barriers to physiological birthing and ways to enhance the birthing environment in order to enable these hormones to have maximum effect. The aim of the workshop is that people will deepen their understanding of how and why physiological birthing has long term impacts for mother, baby and society.
Suitable for: adults only
Duration: 90 minutes
Presenter: Tracy Botica
Tracy has been a New Zealand midwife for over a decade, welcoming babies at home and working in hospital. She has always been hugely passionate about natural birth and breastfeeding, and has presented educational workshops for midwives and facilitated birth preparation classes for many couples.