It's well documented that unborn babies have emotions and feelings. In , postpartum care mostly involved holding very, very still for a ridiculously long time. I'm told you'll just need to "get on with it", get the first few times out of the way — ha! So, it's a very practical investment to spend time preparing for the child's arrival. Call the Aztec Midwife: The diet of women, after delivery, should be particularly attended to. Here, we look at some of the stranger advice of the day.
Native American Customs of Childbirth
They wear their own clothes, eat and drink during labor, and walk around. We are all survivors here. The lavishly illustrated manuscript, whose three volumes are now kept in Florence, Italy, dealt in its sixth book with the complex methods and rituals of Aztec childbirth. Many of the featured teens end up fighting with their parents, feeling alienated by their friends, and struggling to build a relationship with the father of their baby. What really happened in our past that pushed the "civilized" world on the path of suffering? And not only dull; a very stressful, unfair and unenjoyable world is created.
Call the Aztec Midwife: Childbirth in the 16th Century
After birth, you'll likely get a wee shock if you look in the mirror, especially in the first week. That doesn't mean, however, that you should pressure your teen son or daughter into an unwanted marriage. If the woman is not to nurse, she should avoid liquids as much as possible, and rather take a little fruit, ripe or preserved, to quench the thirst. Then the profession of "doctor" began to mean more than "guy who waves burning sage over your head while draining your blood. Preparing the birth-room was an important part of childbirth. She felt it her duty to pass this on, mother to mother. And though it's certainly not what most parents expect, it happens every day:
Spaeth shows us that women years ago felt the same way. It was too horrifying to feel what was happening to us in the past, throughout the bloody history of humankind and our own personal history. How to gain self-confidence and deep connection to you higher Self and the Source, how to release our birth trauma and understand why we do things we do, why we say things we say and most of all to understand that we have a choice. The decision about the birth party should be entirely based on the pregnant woman's intuition and comfort. For more information Perdue, Theda, Cherokee Women: