Presentation Information

Gauri Abbi Lowe

A sacred model of birth – reality or fantasy?

  • Speaker: Gauri Abbi Lowe , MBChB
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU
Abstract:

I have experienced birth as a medical doctor, a homebirth midwife and as a mother. My personal birthing experience changed my perspective and paradigm of birth as I realized the importance of this event in the lives of the mother as she begins her parenting journey and for the baby being born. So I began to research and engage with experts and other medical, midwife, birth workers, psychologists and mothers on this subject. I began to learn and realise that our experience of birth has the power to change the limbic imprint or the consciousness, what drives, what underlies a person and their expression in life, their “normal” – what molds their innate fears and character. The medical model of birth I was working in was grossly inefficient and depleted in reaching this aspect and appreciation of birth. The midwifery model is much closer yet still subordinate to the driving medical model. A Sacred Model of Birth is needed to truly address the underlying needs and happenings of the expression and founding experience physically and emotionally of BIRTH – for mother and birth worker. In this talk I explore what this means in various aspects and if it is a realistic option or just a fantasy.