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baby group meeting

It was wonderful to see the many bright faces of parents and babies alike this past Saturday.  The babies seem to be comfortable with each other and happy to explore each other, while the younger babies took a snooze in their mothers arms. Subjects that needed to be discussed were small accidents, like falls etc. that can happen when babies begin to explore their environment and become more mobile. We found that the mothers...

Reading recommendation for Parents to be

The Continuum Concept In Search of Happiness Lost by Jean Liedloff A must read for every parent, parent-to-be, and for each of us for the starved child within. Jean Liedloff, an American writer spend two and a half years deep in the Amazon living with Old Way Yequana Indians. The experience demolished her Western perconceptions of how we should live and led her to a radically different view of what human nature really is. She...

The Purpose of Mindfulness based Birth and Parenti...

The Purpose of Meditation is: – to open what is closed – to uncover what is hidden – to balance the reactive mind Birth is just a continuation of our own story and it is the point were our life story joins the continuation of our childs story. It is the most monumental time in our lives, yet labor is strangely ordinary at the same time. It meets us where we are at the moment and it is shaped by the sum of...

Veronica and her 2 sons, Miles and little Finn Aug...

This is Veronica with her 2 sons, Miles and Finn Augustin. Veronica and Tim were surprised by how quickly and how uncomplicated little Finns arrival turned out to be after a somewhat rocky pregnancy. Finns birth was miraculously timed to perfection. Veronica and Tim had planned to have Finn in the hospital, which would have meant a longish kind of ride along some windy roads. It is often true in my work that I have a little...

Anya and her second son, Eli

Another beautiful homebirth!  Announcing the birth of Anya and Andre’s second son, who made a quick entrance into the family bed at 0:48 on march 14th 2013.  He was cheerfully welcomed by his brother Danil and his father Andre. His aunty Maha came to lend support  and everything was absolutely perfect, warm and joyful.  There are 2 lucky little boys under Andres and Anyas roof and I am priveledged to be included as...

Eli, Nataschas little boy, at 6 weeks

  Natascha is learning how to pick up on Eli’s cues when he needs to go to the bathroom. She takes his diaper off and holds him over a little potty. Most of the time they are succesful in their communication and spare the earth and themselves a diaper change. This method is called “Elimination Communication”. it is the method of choice in all cultures where...

Communication works

Babies communicate from birth. If your attitude is, “I cannot know automatically what you need; please tell me,” then the baby will learn to give you cues, and a dialogue will develop. If, on the other hand, parents superimpose their interpretations of the baby’s problem, the infant may *unlearn* to expect appropriate responses to her needs and learn to accept what the parents offer. This is the difference...