TRADITIONAL MIDWIVES AS CARETAKERS OF HEALTH FROM WOMB TO TOMB
Nov 01, 2020
When I write 'traditional midwife,' I am not only speaking to the intergenerational transmission of midwifery from within a specific cultural context. I am speaking to midwifery in its authenticity; midwifery in its origins as it applies to all of our ancestors.
And the origins of traditional midwifery - no matter what lineage we come from - have always been rooted in: In what way are we conceived? In what way do we gestate? In what way do we give birth? In what way are we raised? In what way are we in our relationships? Because within the answers to these questions, the health of both present and future generations is cradled.
Traditional midwifery is aligned with and abides by the Laws of Nature; both the cyclical Nature of our bodies and the eternal Nature of our Souls. Through this alignment, true HEALING is understood and practiced.
These are the life-giving, life-carrying capacities of traditional midwives. The potential of Planetary WELLNESS resides within authentic midwifery care.
Rachelle Garcia Seliga