In this beautiful story of a beautiful lady, author Mukhopadhyay pays a tribute to the life of her grandmother, a nurturer of women.
A midwife shares two stories of homebirths in India, including her first-ever home waterbirth.
Despite a series of misadventures, the woman featured in this story has a nice birth.
The author shares how her birth experiences in India led her to create Birth India, a birth network that aims to promote the benefits of natural childbirth and best practices to achieve normal birth.
I tiptoed my entry in to India carrying within a latent, hidden familiarity with her people and culture. I was bringing with me my acquired midwifery skills and an aspiration to follow my resonance with birth as a life event that stands outside of the modern medicalized model.
Maharishi Ayur-Veda is considered the most complete and integrated form of this “ancient Vedic science of natural health care [which] emphasizes prevention of disease and promotion of health more than remedial medical intervention…”