Child delivery

Published on Reproductive system.

The living process swings between two verbs, two actions: accept and set free.

It is precisely at our own birth that we start talking about life in its literal sense.

A delayed birth must be provoked by caesarean section, in the majority of cases.
A child not born in a natural way (in other words, when it became necessary to resort to a caesarean section, or an epidural, or an underwater birth) is a child likely to have reduced immunity.

In fact, passing through his Mother’s vagina, something that deeply contracts the baby, requires a degree of effort, a yanging action and a fortification that will make the baby stronger and, consequently, have higher immunity.

Animals are born Heaven to Earth, from head to toes. Animals are brought down to Earth thanks to the power of Heaven. Vegetables grow from Earth to Heaven. Vegetables are taken upwards to Heaven thanks to the power of Earth.

The Heaven-Earth way of animals indicates the presence of an incarnation, and the wish to come down to Earth. This is the goal of animals.

The baby is in the dark for nine months and, after that, he is born into duality, where he will find night and day, light and darkness, yin and yang. He descends from unity (Heaven) to duality (Earth).

Birth is the first co-creation (joint creation) between three consciences. For a being to incarnate, the confluence of three wishes is required. The wish of the Father, of the Mother and of the Baby. Birth is a manifestation of fluidity in nature. It is something that should be uncomplicated. In any type of unnatural birth, be it through caesarean, epidural or underwater, suction or even forceps, the energy that impels birth had a hiatus somewhere in the middle. Something went wrong. It went wrong between the parents, or between the parents and each other’s families. It is likely that they are going through some quarrel. Or maybe one of them, or even both, felt that something was rigid and not working in their life together. The Mother’s body reflects the tension she is experiencing.

A caesarean section is a surgical birth delivery. And surgery is always a form of aggression. The Mother needs to be cut open to give birth and deliver the child. The coming down does not happen through the vagina. This child delivery brings no physical pain, but the psychic pain is very much there. Recovering from surgery is not an immediate process. It can be said that caesarean births constitute a form of aggression to the Mother. The body shows the person that giving birth is not a natural phenomenon. It shows her that the person is hesitant on how to welcome this new being in her home.

Epidural is a form of pain denial during child delivery. It is also an escape from natural birth. The Mother who requests an epidural is refusing to suffer and to give herself for the sake of her baby. Birth should imply pain. In fact, both feel pain. Both the Mother and the Baby. Few people think about the baby. For the baby, birth is a traumatic experience that implies the passage from a life in a golden shelter to a life of duality, where he is expected to create his own space and for which he needs to be quite strong, quite yang. We have seen earlier that births such as caesarean sections, epidural and underwater omit the Mother’s vaginal compression and the subsequent yanging effort on the child’s part. The Mother who requests an epidural is not aware of the epiphany that is to come. She believes she is the only one who suffers and gives in. But she is not the only one.

Child deliveries with the aid of forceps or through suction mean that the baby does not wish to come out. He does not wish to land in the middle of confusion. It denotes some kind of regret, on the child’s part, about being born. Once more, one should look at the relationship between the parents. The duality the child is bound to (his new home) is not in a state of harmony. “Let me stay in my shelter…”

When the birth is delayed, this means the Mother felt a need to keep the baby and not let him go or not let the breaking the umbilical cord. The Mother does not want to accept the death of a cycle, pregnancy. These mothers may experience the same difficulty in letting go of their children when they leave home as adults and decide to live their own lives. It is hard for these mothers to let their children fly away.

When the birth is premature, it is necessary to distinguish between two situations:

The first is when the baby is in perfect health and does not require special care, other than what is normal in a birth. In these cases, the tension in the conscience of the Mother or of the Baby is not exactly relevant.

The second situation is when the baby is premature and his life may be at risk, unless he is assisted and given exceptional care. In this case, it means the Mother had to urgently get rid of the baby. What is the tension and the urgency (which has nothing to do with the delivery) that the Mother is experiencing to make her feel the need to hurry the delivery so that she can take care of that urgent matter? This Mother is disturbed about something that already exists in this world and is afraid of keeping the baby inside her any longer. Why?

If the baby is born feet first, not head, as would be natural, this indicates that the baby is quite yin. His build is less strong. It also shows that in the home he is going to, the Mother plays the Father role, and that the home is in a state of confusion and has little harmony.

If the baby has the umbilical cord around his neck, this means the baby tried to hang himself upon birth. It is the same tension that occurs in abortion. But here, it is felt at birth delivery. The baby runs the risk of being stillborn. “If this is what I need to put up with, I may as well hang up now. These parents of mine need to realise that this is not the plan that was initially programmed for me!”

When the baby is stillborn, the tension is the same as the one that occurs in abortion. The child refused to enter the home (see Abortion).

When the baby has the umbilical cord around his feet, the risk of death is not imminent. Smaller complications may, nevertheless, occur. This baby brings tension with him, and is apprehensive regarding the possibility for movement he will have in his life. “Will I be able to fit in freely?” Are the Mother’s movements sufficiently free with that Father?

It is important that these babies, who had difficult or less natural deliveries, may be allowed to talk about their difficult or less natural births when they are older. It will be very useful to them. It is also important that they understand why their births were not very natural. It is paramount to ask questions about what was the psychological state of the family at the time, particularly regarding the parents’ relationship.

Asking about their own births is equally very important for mothers who are about to give birth. “What happened to my Mother when she was ready to give birth? How was I born? What complications were there? What did I hear people say?”

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