by Taryn Marta Assaf
There is an energy in Ubud that’s difficult to explain; it can only be felt and experienced spiritually. There is a healing power to Bali: releasing bodily toxins through sweat; meditating to the sounds of early morning prayer or letting yourself fall into the calls of night creatures; cleansing your skin in cool waters; or simply indulging in a fresh coconut or two.
This is the healing power that surrounds birth: releasing energy to help baby come smoothly, whether through movement, vocalization, or breath; meditating and/or relaxing in between surges; cleansing the mind of previous fears or anxieties that may slow birth; or simply indulging in the moment. We re-learned this in Bali, and I say re-learned because gentle birth is, in its own right, how women have always birthed; yet the her-story of birth has been largely erased from the developed and from much of the developing world. Read more
Busan Birth is a resource created to help English speakers in Busan find trustworthy information about pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and everything in between. It also serves as a link between parents and service providers in order to ease the search for, and increase access to, information regarding what is arguably the most important period of life – pregnancy and birth