Beautiful images of home births were captured by this photographer! The photographer is passionate about educating people about giving birth naturally. The intimate scenes of a mother giving birth in her home are a great illustration of the difficult procedure. The photographer thinks that hospitals can turn into unfriendly places when overworked medical staff is unable to provide direct care for laboring moms. According to Tina, a water birth would be more plausible.
Below are photos of Shivani Sinha giving birth to her son, Arin. You can also see that Lina Duncan, an American midwife, now living in Mumbai, considers this her full-time job. Lina helped set up an indoor swimming pool for underwater childbirth, supporting Shivani during her six hours of Labor.
We have a tendency to believe that giving birth is difficult, and we are the bearbul of experience, explains Ina. The majority of birth stories that we hear from people in our community and those that are portrayed in the media in general tend to awaken this bear within of us. But there is an option, and I believe that’s one of the things women now keep from males the most. The aim isn’t hospital delivery because it can save a life, although it is true that high-risk births are now less risky because of availability to medical treatment, Tina said.
However, many interventions—including induction of labor, sections, and ins—are carried out considerably more frequently than is healthy, necessary, or secure for women and their unborn children. Many of the women I know who had their first delivery in a hospital and their second with a midwife say there was a huge difference in the care they received and in their sense of dignity. What was the reaction, then? Several women wrote to me asking whether I knew any midwives in Bangalore or Calcutta after I posted this, but I didn’t, Tina says. It’s tragic, in my opinion.
Even if we want to give birth another way, we don’t know how and who will help. I hope women will not only make informed choices about their own childbirth, but also actively participate in saving the contemporary birthing culture in India, be it by being doulas themselves or Midwives”.