In birth, women can access their primordial knowing, their deep intrinsic knowing of their body, and can enter into labourland in a rhythmic dance of self awareness and discovery.
Birthing in awareness is possible whether it be a home birth, a hospital birth, a birth centre birth, a birth where no drugs are used, a birth where drugs are used and a birth that is a caesarean birth.
Birth Rhythms seeks to help guide women (and partners) in a journey of self-discovery, in giving birth, in awareness.
Rhythms is "movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements".
I am Joelle, mum to Ava and Georgia. I live in the beautiful community of Exeter, New South Wales. I trained as a Doula with the Australian Doula College.
Birth Rhythms offers Doula Services and Childbirth Mentoring in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. My Doula Services reach out to the Southern Suburbs of Sydney, the Illawara, the South Coast, and to Goulburn. My Childbirth Mentoring Classes are weekend intensives situated in the Southern Highlands.
My experience lies in that of having given birth, listening to the stories of my friends, my sister, and my mother - attending births, and knowing that women have the strength and ability to birth in awareness, whatever events occur in their birth.
Just as a woman's heart knows how and when to pump,
her lungs to inhale, and her hand to pull back from fire,
so she knows when and how to give birth.
Virginia Di Orio