A Safe and Natural Birth

The ease of which childbirth was accomplished in Indigenous tribes stands in stark contrast to the phenomal rate of birth interventions and cesarean birth’s in the Western world. Today, modern Mother’s and Infants suffer needlessly as a result of a birth process that is out of balance. Why is this the case?

During his field studies with indigenous groups, Dr. Weston Price learned about the ease at which many indigenous women gave birth. He noted how they would “take a shawl and either alone or accompanied by one member of their family retire to the bush and give birth to the baby and return with it to the cabin.”

What does it take for a safe and natural birth?

According to Dr. Kathleen Vaughn, who studied the births of women in rural India.

  1. A round pelvic brim
  2. flexible points
  3. A natural childbirth position (such as squatting)

A Safe Birth with a Round Pelvic Brim

As shown in Healing Our Children, a round pelvic brim is the result of good bone structure. The pelvic brim is the inner bowl of the pelvis which your babies head must rotate through for birth. Please note that women with square hips may have a round pelvic brim. It is something that may not totally be easy to distinguish to the amateur observer.  The pelvic brim is formed when the rest of the mother’s bones are formed, in the womb of her mother. The mother’s bone structure is then reinforced throughout childhood with good nutrition. In the case of poor nutrition, which is fairly common, the shape of the pelvic brim can narrow at various points, in particular the front. The result is a more difficult birth process.