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Free information evening with Marta Willis from Mana Maternity on the 29 of June in Ruby Bay. Marta will be talking about the importance of the placenta, about Lotus Birth, and other ways of honouring and “handling” the placenta that are not part of normal midwifery training. So lots of information for mums-to-be and midwives. Julie Ruawai from Waka Whenua will also be there and talk about the Maori perspective and role of the placenta.
All welcome: professionals, pregnant couples as well as not expecting people – nau mai haere mai!
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2042542209353312/
Contact [email protected] to RSVP or if you have any questions
“Poipoia te kakano kia puawai.” – Nurture the seed and it will blossom.
Marta Willis, mother, midwife, therapist and experienced birth helper, will share her passion and wisdom with us about the magical qualities of the placenta in this introductory talk.
Did you ever think about the significance of your beautiful placenta? How truly beautiful and sacred it is?
Have you ever been interested about how this fascinating life nurturing organ works, and how it’s protecting, growing your baby?
Did you ever think about different possibilities and practices at birth and after birth?
Would you like to learn special ways to honour the placenta?
Come and join us for this informational evening where we will be talking about many possibilities included but not limited to:
* Different traditions and honouring practices around the world
* Benefits of delayed cord clamping
* Lotus Birth practices
* Cord burning ceremony
* Ways to honour your placenta
* Placenta planting
* Placenta encapsulation
* Precious mama keepsakes
ABOUT MARTA WILLIS
Marta is Pregnancy and Postpartum Therapist, an EU Qualified Midwife and also a Placenta Art Specialist, but she simply calls herself a placentaenthusiast. Her aim is to provide information to the public and also professionals about different traditions and practices around and with theplacenta.
“I have a deep respect for the placenta. Every time I look at one or hold one in my hands, I am in awe. This beautiful, nurturing tree of life is a sacred organ. It brings us to life, our ancestors, our children and generations to come. Without the placenta we would not be here on Earth.”
Additional speakers: Julie Ruawai from Waka Whenua
Julie will speak about the role of the placenta from a Maori perspective.
Gold coin donation gratefully accepted.
Article type: Meetings and events
Start date: June 29, 2018
Start time: 7:00 PM
End Date: June 29, 2018
End Time: 9:00 PM
Venue: Wee Wellbeing Studio, 155 Stafford Drive, Ruby Bay
Contact Name: Birgit Baader
Contact Phone: +643277178578
Contact Email: [email protected]