Visualization in Ancient, Traditional and Contemporary Practice
For thousands of years, ancient and traditional medicines around the world have utilized imagery and visualization as powerful tools in the healing of illness, extension of life, and revitalization of the human body. Meditative practices, including those utilized in Buddhism and Daoism, have emphasized visualization as a key component to the awakening of reality. These same tools have also been effective in aiding pregnant women as they approach the births of their children.
Primary Purpose of This Website
The primary point of this website is to provide women with actual images, videos and stories that they can use as practical tools to help them in envisioning the birth of their own children. Birth art, images and stories are available on youtube and elsewhere across the web. However, some of these materials are not always beneficial to the pregnant woman. Just as one image of birth might prove helpful to the pregnant woman, another one might detract from the birth experience or provoke fear in her. Women seeking to avoid fear during birth should avoid these sorts of images, as well as any stories of birth that might prove jarring. The images found on this website have been carefully selected to help women approach the births of their babies with calmness and confidence.