To grow a baby within oneself for nine months is an amazing feat, and at the same time puts incredible amounts of strain on the mother’s body. Experiencing labour and giving birth also takes a major toll on the mother both physically and emotionally.
Traditionally, in many cultures a new mother rests and recovers from birth, learning to breastfeed and care for her new baby whilst SHE is cared for by her village. The ‘village’ assists in cooking, clean and caring for the new mother. However, for various reasons the majority of developed societies no longer practice this culture. Society has inadvertently placed a lot of pressure on women having a rapid recovery and being completely functional as quickly as possible.