Wouldn’t it be great if there were a fertility month? May 1st has a long tradition as a time of celebration of life cycles – especially in relation to nature and abundant harvests. Mother’s Day is also in May. This is a great time to celebrate ourselves as women! I have read that there was a time when women considered their bodies sacred. Fertility and sexuality were also sacred. Spring is the time when most baby animals are born. Birth season is upon us. Where would we be without our fertility? Yet, fertility and sexuality are often taboo or perversions as evidenced by being bombarded with sexualized advertising. This can be so confusing for our children.
Girls still feel shame about getting their periods. Is this because of fear of our bodily functions in general or fear of anything related to our sexual natures? Becoming fertile and sexual, conception, birth, and the end of our cycles are barely noticed by our culture. How can we change this? Honor yourself first and reclaim your power as a woman! The more we separate ourselves from natural cycles the greater the disconnect from what matters in life. Man has dominated, rather than cooperated with nature. We are learning that this needs to change.
We created BirthLink (1996) for the purpose of encouraging and supporting families who choose to follow the natural cycles of the childbearing process. I have a deep love for babies. Allowing babies to initiate and actively participate in labor gives them the message that they matter. Staying in the loving arms of family members, breastfeeding, and spending as much time at home as possible helps teach our children to respect and honor all life.
Mothers and babies matter! Learning to cooperate, both at home and in the larger community, and find ways that contribute to everyone’s well being will be the key to a satisfying healthy future. Life is about loving, learning and serving each other. Creating a loving family environment takes time, effort and patience. The more we protect and invest in our children the better our society. Balance and moderation in all things is the key principle. I am so grateful for being allowed to have a positive impact on so many families! Having a baby is an offering from the bounty of nature!