The Walking Staff: A useful tool in labor to help you get outdoors
Is there a circadian flow to childbirth?
Most babies are born cozily indoors. Yet we also always hear tales of Wild babies born outside in Nature. Is there a benefit to one or the other? In this post, I will share some of the scientific discoveries that point to the power of the outdoors for labor.
Based on this research and my own experience, it is possible to point to a circadian flow to labor. It may even be optimal for daytime labor to occur outdoors and nighttime labor to occur indoors. This is based on the circadian alternation between cortisol/serotonin in the day, and melatonin at night.
Since laboring outdoors can be hard, I also bring forward an ancient tool that works great in labor: the walking staff.
The walking staff is powerful in its ability to provide a mother with grounded support. It is available no matter where she is in space when her surges hit! And a staff can be used with or without other support people. This is great because some mothers like to be touched during their rushes, while others prefer to be …
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