Today Kaden and I headed to Kona where we met with April (midwife). Both of the other mommies who came to Hawaii to be with the dolphins are using her for their birth. It was really a great experience. We talked about visualizing my birth and how to create the best apparatus to assist with a dolphin birth. A dolphin birth has not happened in Hawaii in decades so the logistics on how it is really going to happen need to be ironed out…
There are so many logistics that are out of my hands, like are the dolphins going to be where I am birthing, when is the baby going to come (middle of night), how am i going to be feeling, what is the water temperature, clarity, and roughness…?
Those are just some of the big ones! But the good news is I have a beautiful team working with me, a team who has been trying to bring dolphin birth back for decades. The Sirius Institute.
Back to April, we had a great talk and prenatal appointment. What I really love is she doesn’t use a doppler (only if the mommy wants to hear the heartbeat for a few seconds or during birth when the baby is going through the pelvis and it ishard to get) she uses a really cool fetoscope. She also let me listen which was really fun. And the best part is the baby’s head is down, which it wasn’t just a week ago. I think all the swimming in the ocean encouraged the baby to flip:)
Conscious Pregnancy Retreats July 2013