This photo was posted on my timeline, in a private message and I posted it on my page. It kept being removed. It was removed by other people who posted it too on their pages.
It’s not a new story but this photo carries an important message. It normalises normal birth. It normalises unassisted family welcoming a baby into the world.
We all know that if it was a picture of a mother in a sterile gown having her baby shown to her wrapped up with a clamped cord by similar sterile strangers with gloves it would not be removed.
BUT THIS is the picture that needs to come into our heads when we consider birth. When we consider welcoming a new baby into the world, a new member of our family, a child to mother and father.
THIS IS NORMAL.
This is statistically how over 75% of women can have babies. Yes! Babies come out of vaginas! And yes fathers and mothers can welcome their babies with love like this!! Share in whatever way you can – this is the important message we need to get out!
THIS IS THE NORMAL!!
PS – If you are interested in reading more about Sacred birth here is a wonderful talk to read or listen to…