Birthings Issue 130 Winter 2016 – The Baby Bubble
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The Baby Bubble
“The Baby Bubble, it is a crucial and sacred time to connect, settle and heal. The first hug, the first feed, initiating family connection, healing and adjustments after birth, and so on.
How have you prepared for your time after birth?
It is the nature of our choice of birth and our community, that we have a lot of support to be well prepared for birth.
This issue is packed with great articles about preparing and supporting for that safe, comfortable and a healing ‘baby bubble’ that new mothers and new babies should enjoy. There is an interesting article about different styles of postpartum care in various cultures.
We also have a special interview with the amazing, recently retired, independent homebirth midwife Betty Vella who has been there to support homebirthing women for many years. She shares her wisdom, passion and experience with many birthing mothers as well as many birth professionals. And of course there is a handful of beautiful birth stories you will love. So I hope you will enjoy this issue of Birthings as much as I have! Stay empowered and inspired! – BITNA CASTILLO Birthings Editor
31st HBA Conference Review TERE GARNONS-WILLIAMS
Betty Vella INTERVIEW BY VIRGINIA MADDOCK
The Baby Bubble: Cultural Perspectives JENNIFER LORANCE
Mothering the Mother: Traditions Lost and Found SALLY PLACKSIN
Lactation Bliss Balls Recipe ELLEN CROUCHER
Using Nutrition to Nourish Yourself Towards a Healthy Labour,
Birth and Fourth Trimester GRACE MIANO
The Birth Story of Charlie Jay Wenn NATALIE REES
The Birth of Nora HEIDI HARE
The Postdates VBAC2 Birth Story of Arlo Noah Bear JESSICA MELLIFONT
The Birth of Violet EBONY WYNNE
My Perfect Homeless Birth of Samuel Elijah McKervey LOUISE MCKERVEY
The Birth of Arthur LOUISE WALTON