I always had a feeling that our current practice for bringing children into the world was unnatural and just wrong, and that above all that there was another way!!! Here it is…
That was FAST! Like SUPER FAST!!! Plus, that woman doesn’t seem to be in any pain. In fact, in another report I just read they talk about the birthing process being pleasurable, even orgasmic, for women who have water births. Wow, that’s something to really wrap your noggin around. 🙂
The following is a direct copy of HERE.
Dolphin Attended Birth and Assisted Therapy in Hawaii
Gentle gestation and birth are important for insuring good social outcomes. Babies gestated and born optimally have a positive imprint on their world and this generates a feeling of connection and trust that is reflected in their later life.
Some current birth practices and violence to the mother and child at birth are known to cause brain damage down to the brain stem, contribute to higher medical costs and a host of other ills such as later abuse, violence, drug abuse and crime in the life of the child. For example, children of mothers who received even standard medical drugs during birth are some three times more likely to abuse drugs. Therefore optimizing our birth practices is a crucial to domestic harmony, and can dramatically improve our society. In fact, improvement in this one area promises to largely eliminate many social ills in a generation, and we can start right now.
Some three decades of research and the experience of thousands of births has shown that underwater birth is better for the mother and for the baby. The mother is supported by the water which permits her relaxation and easy movement and during delivery of the baby from the womb to water, the buoyancy of the water supports the baby’s brain and protects it at its most vulnerable time.
Research sufficient for us and experience since 1976 has shown that dolphins are able to improve or heal a wide variety of conditions including depression, autism, Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, and microscopically. See: http://www.planetpuna.com/dp.htm Underwater births in the Black Sea have been done for some 30 years and have shown that the children born in the water with the dolphins develop 6 months faster over their first six months, have perhaps 150 grams more brain weight and are ambidextrous.
More and more people are seeking a dolphin attended and/or ocean birth for these reasons. Dolphin therapy and birth centers are forming in various countries around the globe and are the subject of international conferences. We receive by email something 1-2 requests a week from someone seeking to birth with the dolphins.
Hawaii is ideally suited for these therapy and birth projects. We of the Sirius Institute have been researching and working for the creation of such centers in Hawaii for the last 15 years and are known globally for our work. We have engaged medical doctors, midwives and doulas for the project. Midwives on-island are experienced in ocean births.
In addition, the Hawaiian people practiced ocean births with the dolphins up until at least 1937. Therefore, providing dolphin attended births would revive a traditional practice. Birthing centers are already being developed in Mexico.
It is wise for Hawaii to be a leader in the field, to be the pioneers that will allow us to fulfill our destiny as “the healing island” and transform society by offering the most optimal births we can envision.