Jacquie Munro, founder of the "Slow Birth" movement, is an experienced doula and childbirth educator and is well-known for her individualized, intuitive approach to supporting families in the childbearing year and beyond. Since 1987, she has provided support at over one thousand births, at home and in hospital, and taught thousands of expectant parents. At home, Jacquie lives only a bike ride away from four generations of her family. You can usually find her at the park or beach, playing beside her twin grandsons who call her "Deecy".
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Birth and death are inextricably linked.
Though Mary, after death, is spiraling upwards into the divine light, there is such a feeling of joy and birth in this painting.
When I was in labour with my son, there was a moment when I felt the door between life and death was wide open. It was such an indescribably beautiful feeling.
Four years later, when I asked my son where we go after we die, he answered, "Silly, just where I came from!"
In memory of the students at Virginia Tech...