Updated: Mar 8, 2021
We live in a society where #birth is viewed as something that needs to be fixed. The raw, powerful, natural essence of #childbirth has lost its authenticity largely due to culture, social media and the medical world. Many moons ago, #birth was led by females of the village/clan, it was a time of celebration and helping this birthing warrior bring new life into our world.
These #birth companions journeyed alongside birthers and observed the way their bodies were behaving - they relied on the movements, sounds, smells and other physical signs that came from birthers, helping them understand at which stage of labour this birthing warrior was in. Very rarely were vaginal examinations (VE) done... in fact, they performed VE when there was a fetal misrepresentation and/or potential complication