Presentation Information

Mark Harris

The Feminine/Masculine Dance of Birth

  • Speaker: Mark Harris , RM, RN
  • Presentation Type:
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU
Abstract:

Men and women experience the world differently, has become a little controversial to say that, but own experience of relating to men and women in our day to day lives probably bears it out, not to mention pop songs and our cultural references to relationships between the sexes. If we were to look into the history books we would find multiple examples of different cultures expressing the same phenomena, the Chinese, with ying and yang and the ancient understanding of the Indian sub continent through shakti and shiver. ‘Modern science’, with its emphasis on our evolutionary adaptive history roots; the differences in an understanding of our struggle to survive as a species of mammal. After 20 years of being present for hundreds of births and watching the feminine/masculine dance of birth unfold, I think I have some insights that can support, not only men as they dance the dance of being with the one they love as she births, but also birth professionals as they seek to communicate to men about birth and breastfeeding.