To start off 2012 on the right foot, Gisele’s Blog features a new section that will be particularly pleasing to mothers, and all those interested in health and human development. Working to continually bring novelty to its readers, the Blog has launched an innovative section: Awakening Life, as a part of the project Birth Around the World.
The initiative was created by the midwife and neonatal nurse Mayra Calvetti and her husband, the businessman Enrico Ferrari. Since October 2011 they embarked on a special journey. Their goal is to visit 30 countries over nine months and learn about the different birthing methodologies used all over the world in an effort to help promote the humanization of birth. They started by traveling to Europe and have already been in countries where the public health system works and encourages natural childbirth like England, Netherland and Germany.
As the journey takes place, every two weeks the reality of each country will be posted here by Mayra with texts, pictures and videos. The dynamic duo will be filming; photographing, conducting one-on-one interviews, collecting data on births, health system, rates of maternal and neonatal mortality and sharing all they have learned with us.
Mayra was present at the birth of Gisele’s son, Benjamin. She is passionate about births and believes that the excessive use of technology and power may interfere adversely with the natural process of birth, increases risk and may even cause long-term complications for both mother and baby. According to the midwife, there are simple ways to improve maternal and newborn health with effective, cost-friendly, and compassionate care.
Read below Gisele’s testimonial about the Birth Around the World:
“When Mayra told me her idea about the Birth Around the World Project I thought it was a beautiful idea and knew that it would be really cool if she could share a little bit of this journey on my Blog. I had the opportunity to experience the natural process of birth and it was one of the most life changing experiences for me and very very special!
I believe it’s a woman’s right to make the decision about how she’s going to give birth to her child. And it’s also her right to have access to the information she needs so she can make that decision from a place of awareness, and not a place of fear.
I believe that sharing information and showing different ways of giving birth can help clear up some myths and misunderstandings about natural childbirth that for a long time was the only way of giving birth. I hope that I can learn even more about the subject through the experiences of these women around the world and be able to share this with you here on my blog.”
Thank you for this gift Mayra
Be sure to follow the next steps of this incredible journey!
Check out the first video of the project:
Read more from Equipe Übersite
There are 26 comments to “Birth Around the World”
But wait! would you like to have your avatar in your comment? Get a Gravatar