“It was really hard for me to have my children in a hospital where I couldn’t call on my sister-in-law, my mother, or my three aunts who have gone through the process. And they were always pushing for the male to be in there, when traditionally that wasn’t what was done.”
“I found it such a sterile environment. We usually sing songs, but we couldn’t. Only one doctor asked if I would like to take the placenta, which is part of our tradition – we hang it in a tree in the bush or bury it. The placenta and umbilical cord are seen as part of the child so we believe they should go back to the earth. It’s about grounding the child and making sure they’re content and connected to the earth.”
#birthing #traditionalbirth #hospitalbirth #midwives #instabirth #Indigenous #indigenoushealth
Read the whole interview at HEALTHYDEBATE.CA
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  • facesofhealthcare“It was really hard for me to have my children in a hospital where I couldn’t call on my sister-in-law, my mother, or my three aunts who have gone through the process. And they were always pushing for the male to be in there, when traditionally that wasn’t what was done.”
    “I found it such a sterile environment. We usually sing songs, but we couldn’t. Only one doctor asked if I would like to take the placenta, which is part of our tradition – we hang it in a tree in the bush or bury it. The placenta and umbilical cord are seen as part of the child so we believe they should go back to the earth. It’s about grounding the child and making sure they’re content and connected to the earth.”
    #birthing #traditionalbirth #hospitalbirth #midwives #instabirth #Indigenous #indigenoushealth
    Read the whole interview at HEALTHYDEBATE.CA

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