Preach It!

No one can tell a woman what is best for her and her baby ... waterbirth, homebirth, hospital birth, doctor, midwife, Unassisted Childbirth (UC) or cesarean surgery ... it is for her and her baby to know. The best we can do is support her to access, trust, and know her own inner wisdom and communicate with the Being within her - the One whose birth it is through her womb and the man. - Janel Mirendah, Attachment/Birth trauma therapist, Filmmaker of The Other Side of the Glass.

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Microbirth. Please watch this very important film

Microbirth, a film about our microbe environment, is online right now through January 2, 2015.

This film is going to create the shifts in thinking we need to make birth safe for every human, and save the planet" ... a endeavor many are looking at with serious concern.  I always say that until we who were so harmed at birth and since, get WHO the baby is, as David Chamberlain has implored of us for forty years, we will not shift birth back to truly normal.  This film just might shift some thinking about birth being about the baby .. about the baby's rights and needs. In that process, this information is going to be hard for many people - because we have not been born in the way that the science of this film is showing us. 

There is a tendency to want to deny this new information as a result of the shock of hearing the way one was born was damaging.  It can't be. We trusted the people who are educated experts, authorities, to "deliver" us, keep us safe and alive. To do no harm.  The system - people who make the system - has been able to deny that what they do is harmful and not based in science; and therefore, have also denied and withheld support for healing, that IS based in science. So, we “agreed” with them:  denied what happened to us. Denied that our experience was scary, painful, or abusive when our babies are bruised and separated from mother, wailing; and, when mother feels violated and fathers feel excluded. "No, no, your feelings are wrong.  Babies don't remember .. now, go on home and forget this happened." Everyday we know more about how this is so far from the truth.

TV and movie births - starting with Little Ricky's comical entrance into world in I Love Lucy, the first sitcom - have taught us what to believe about birth: nature is inept and therefore, women's bodies don't work.  Society now believes that birth is the realm of men, not women. Birth is a medical and life threatening event and can't be safe if not overseen by the male model of medicine.  Microbirth tells us the consequences of generations of us being welcomed to the world via hospitals and technology that disrupt our personal environment. We have learned to deny nature. Deny what happens.  We have built social and personal thinking and denial systems to accommodate this, on behalf of medicine, by denying our personal and collective loss and pain.  For this reason, people will defend their birth choices (ie, planned cesarean) and will deny what was done TO them, their informed choices denied and manipulated by a system run amok so that emergency cesarean has sky rocketed. These practices by medically trained and government/system sanctioned caregivers are not held accountable to science, logic, or what the heart/body knows. It is harming humanity and the planet.

Let’s support one another in our deepest wounds. Let’s look for ways to support people who were born by cesarean, (or who had immediate or 3 minute cord clamping - another issue I implore society to collectively challenge and revert to how nature intended, as we have breastfeeding). Nature has a plan for human conception and gestation and birth that supports the optimal human and thriving. Nature also has a multitude of back up plans for all of the possible disruptions of human birth.  Perhaps, the epidemic of disrupted birth - induction, drugs, cesarean and premature separation from mother/loss of placental blood - is pushing Mother Nature and the divine plan to the limit. 

I believe not all is lost. There is hope to reverse this and stop what scientists in the film say is happening and will happen to humanity.  We can all support ending the medicalized model of birth that is clearly so damaging by holding the medical system accountable and demanding that physiological, mammalian birth - that worked for eons to get us all here today - become our norm again. 

Microbirth, the film, online now, demands of us to put our resources into creating ways to support those for whom birth was disrupted. We are demanded to ban together, to rise up, whether we have ever had a child or not, or will or not, to create a healthy humanity.  We need to focus resources on healing those who were harmed while also focusing on stopping the harm of those coming into human life now.  Part three of  Zeitgeist movie, also online, is a film that also discusses the ecology and environment of the human being and how disrupting this disrupts humanity. It covers how religion has dominated our thinking. My film The Other Side of the Glass discusses how our primal nervous system imprints for war - inner and outer - are created in the experience of being born.  

Science, religion, and psychology are coming together to look at the impact of the human being's first experience that defines life. There is support for healing from the imprinting of our body-mind-soul of how we came into this realm of human form.  The healing can occur at any age, birth to elderly.  We can, at any age, experience a process that creates integration of what we experienced in primal period - conception through infancy.

Janel Mirendah at Heal Your Baby. I focus on supporting newborn and infants to have experience of sharing their story and then with mother (and father and others who will support the child lifelong) to have their Moment of Awe (tm), also Chapter two of my film.  The first three chapters are available online at www. The Other Side of the Glass.
Judith Cohen - travels to provide three day group healing process for adults.

Raymond Castellino, Founder of Prenatal and Birth Therapy
Karen Melton at Heal Your Early Imprints
Myrna Martin

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Buy It!

Part One: The Other Side of the Glass: a Birth Film for and About Men officially released in digital download format on June 2, 2013. Go to www.TheOtherSideoftheGlass.com to purchase a digital download.

Men have been marginalized in birth for a long time. The old joke is that a man was sent off to boil water to keep him busy. I believe they were making the environment safe. Birth moved to hospitals and for forty years women were separated from their partners who was left to wait in smoke filled waiting room. Finally, he would see his baby from "the other side of the glass." Now a man can go in the birthing room and even get to hold his partner's hand during surgery. But they are still marginalized and powerless, according to the fathers I interviewed around the country.

Historically, birth has been defined by the medical establishment. The midwifery and natural birth movement now advocate for need "to educate and prepare men to protect their wife and baby" in medical environment. Seems logical ... if we process with the same illogic that got us here.

Through the voices of men - and doctors and midwives - men share heart-touching stories about how this is not workin' out. A man is also very likely to be disempowered and prevented from connecting with their newborn baby in the first minutes of life.

Now is the time for men to take back birth.

The film is about restoring our families, society, and world through birthing wanted, loved, protected, and nurtured males (and females, of course). It's about empowering males to support the females to birth humanity safely, lovingly, and consciously.

Donors, check your emails or email me at theothersideoftheglassfilm@gmail.com for info to download. Release on DVD is not planned at this date.

FREE online! watch Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 10 at www.vimeo.com/75767434

"Doctor's Voices" - Stuart Fischbein, MD - Part 1

Doctor's Voices - Michael Odent, MD

Human Rights Violations

Resources - Healing Birth Trauma

"The Other Side of the Glass" has the potential to open up feelings that have been denied and ignored for a very long time. How to heal the trauma of birth at any age will be addressed in the film. Meanwhile, these are pioneers in the field.

Raymond Castellino and Mary Jackson - www.BEBA.org

David Chamberlain, Ph.D. - www.BEPE.info

Judith Cohen - www.judithleecohen.com

Myrna Martin - www.MyrnaMartin.net

Karen Melton - www.HealYourEarlyImprints.com

Wendy McCord, Ph.D. - www.WendyMcCord.com

Wendy McCarty, Ph.D. - www.WondrousBeginnings.com

And, many, many more all over the world at www.BirthPsychology.com
In both relationships and life trust begets trust.
Generosity begets generosity.
Love begets love.
Be the spark, especially when it's dark.

--Note from the Universe, www.tut.com

"Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so children have very little time with their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of the peace of the world." - Mother Theresa