Contrasts – Episode IV of the Series Birth Around the World

Next Sunday we will travel to the the extremes of the world and find out some more about the CONTRAST during child labor. On one hand we have countries with high technology and infrastructure and on the other hand we encounter with lack basic resources. U.S., Vietnam, Germany to Nepal we will see cultural diversity and public policies that lead us down to this different paths.
Birth the World!! Sunday, May 26 at 11:30pm on GNT

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“Diversity serves as a means by which we can learn and evolve” Birth Around the World

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If you haven’t had the opportunity to watch the previous episodes, we have available online a piece of each one of the episodes! Hope you like it!!!

Birth Around The World – Episode III – Revolution

Revolution, our third episode will be on tv next sunday, May 19 11:30pm (brazilian time) at GNT. We have special interviews with the doctor and researcher Michel Odent, Ina May, Janet Balaskasand and Robin Lim! Passing by Indonesia, United States, England and New Zealand we’ll visit places that are living a revolution. Let’s see inspiring realities and who is behind them.

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“The importance of the revolution is to expand the opportunities available to women of how she wants to give birth to her baby” Birth Around the World

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Birth Around the World Series premiere May 5th

It’s with great joy and excitement that we announce the premiere of Birth Around the World Series – “Parto pelo Mundo” on May 5th at 11pm on GNT!a local TV channel from Brazil!!
Produced by Cinevideo Produções

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Childbirth, anywhere in the world, is a remarkable event that deeply transforms the lives of all involved. An experience that is both common and distinct to all human beings in each and every society.

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The series “Parto pelo Mundo” (Birth Around the World) presents the many facets of birth through a journey around the world.

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Mayra Calvette, a nurse-midwife, and her husband, Enrico Ferrari, embarked on an adventurous journey, which lasted the period of a pregnancy, visiting 25 countries for over nine months.

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This new TV series is the result of this experience. It is an intimate, unique and personal record of various societies and how birth happens around the globe. Different points of view guided by the same concerns of a healthy, happy and safe birth for both mother and baby.

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The couple visited many dwellings and saw children being born in the middle of rice fields in Camboja, others being blessed by butter in Tibet, as well as many more being born in hospital with all the leading technology available today.

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They’ve interviewed physicians, nurses, midwives, doulas, fathers and mothers. Women who have revolutionized the health system in New Zealand and those who’ve decided to live in the margins of healthcare in the United States. Furthermore, they’ve investigated the big movement that is currently happening in their home country, Brazil.

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Visiting clinics, maternity homes, hospitals, villas and residences they’ve created a valuable memoir that displays the birth features of many nations. Interviews were recorded, vídeos, photos, and a travel journal were produced gathering important data of the healthcare system of each one of the country’s visited.

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This quest has been intertwined with common activities of a newlywed couple who travels the world experiencing different cultures, practicing sports and viewing unforgettable places of our planet.

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Mayra and Enrico are now back to their homeland to share this experience. “Parto pelo Mundo” is a new look at the world we live in by the way we’ve got into it.

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Join us, be inspired and part of this movement!

Together we are stronger!

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Birth and Women’s Mysteries

Amazing interview with the Midwife Jane Hardwicke Collings for Birth Around the World.

Jane said: “Childbirth is not an isolated event in a woman’s life, it is the culmination of her life to that point: it shows everything about her, her beliefs, her fears…. I think there are no failures in birth, every woman has the birth she needs to have, to learn what she needs to learn, to take her to the next place on her life journey.”

To learn more about Jane and her beautiful work: http://www.moonsong.com.au/

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Menstrual Cycles and the Seasons

When I was in Austrália I met a wonderful wise woman Jane Hardwicke Collings. She is a midwife and an expert on women mysteries.

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I really identified myself with her vision about menstrual cicles and want to share with you some of her words.

The best way to connect to the earth is pay attention to the menstrual cicle, because it happens regularly and can teach us so much!

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The menstrual cycle replicates the earth going through the seasons. The first week of the cycle is like the end of winter and beggining of spring. The second week is late spring to Summer peack on the ovulation (Summer solstice). The third week is late Summer early autumn. The fourth week is late autumn and early winter.

The second half of the cycle, from ovulation to bleeding is like autumn and winter. And the energy of autumn and winter, it is to let go everything. The fruits and leaves falls from the tree, it is time of harvest decay and death. That’s what is going on in the womb, the ovule is released of the ovary, if it’s not fecundated it decay and die and the bleeding happen as if it was the leaves falling.

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Our culture is not alined with this wisdom, and these last weeks of the cycle are label as disease, called premenstrual syndrome. Everything that is not working in a women’s life shows up at this period of the cycle so she can let it go with the blood and start refreshed on week one and week two … and then let it go again.
Being able to understand this cycle that we play out every month and it is playing out with the moon every 28 days… is so liberating! Birth, growth, harvest, decay , death, rebirth… over and over! Just diferent speeds for diferent things in life.

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Soon I will write more about Women Mysteries!