• Essential Joseph Chilton Pearce 07
    Birth and Bonding
    bonding, birth, mothering, parenting
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    The emotional state of the mother is a major determining factor in the development of the new life emerging insider her. Birth is not separate from but part of a continuum. Birth is a relationship. All mothers (mammals) given the opportunity naturally seek a safe, quiet, usually dimly lit space. Any interference in her feeling of being completely safe inhibits or stops the birth-dance relationship. This is a deep primal process, not intellectual. Intellect which is first and foremost a defense system plays not part in this ancient biological process. Add screaming emergency sirens, flashing lights, masked medicine men, beeping monitors, talking, and all speech is intellectual, cameras and videos, and the natural process takes longer and longer, requiring more and more intervention.