Raquel Rotnes – Indie Birth Contributor
Birth is one of the greatest transitions in our lives. During pregnancy you plan everything to have the safest experience possible. Whether you give birth at home or in the hospital there are many choices to make. One of your choices is about surroundings. In the process of birth you are more vulnerable and babies are especially sensitive, therefore the energy around you affects you both more. Thus it’s important to make the place you give birth an essential, supportive part of your experience. How can you create a safe environment for the birth transition?
Feng Shui, a traditional Chinese Art thousands of years old, addresses all the details of your home to create the most individual, safe space, matching your personal needs.
Feng Shui adjustments like, placement of furniture (your bed and baby crib), color of walls, sheets, decorations, lighting, sounds, smells, textures and anything placed in the space of birth and the nursery can increase peace, health and a strong bond between mother and baby. Another important aspect is de-cluttering, so you come to birth with a clear mind and space for new beginnings.
Feng Shui strives to create balance between you and the natural world. During a consultation you will discover your predominant elements (Water, Earth, Wood, Fire or Metal), and gain a deeper understanding of how to balance them. This process will facilitate the baby’s development of his/her true nature. For example a home that has an imbalance with the Fire Element can make a baby more fussy and inpatient. Because baby needs to be nurtured it’s always good to check the balance of the Earth Element.
If you’re giving birth at home it will be beneficial to choose the room for birth. Surround yourself with pictures, fabrics, music, scents and objects that bring comfort and safety. If you plan to give birth at the hospital, take a familiar blanket for yourself and baby, choose warm colors because hospitals rooms tend to be cool. Bring your favorite comfy clothes to wear after birth, some home made food and herbal tea. Keep the baby with you most of the time and come back home to your supportive safe place.
To reach Raquel Rotnes and learn more about Feng Shui Babies and Birth and her upcoming Workshop: Explore your Safe Space for mothers to be, call (928) 779-5118 ext 5 or email to [email protected].