Assisted by her ᴅᴏᴜʟᴀ and physician, a woman has given birth to her first child on a beach near the water in what she characterizes as a “natural and ecological birth.”
Maria Luna, a ᴅᴏᴜʟᴀ in her own right, posted videos of her amazing birth on social media and talked about how she had prepared for the unusual labor and delivery.
“Today was the day, the expected day, we lived our natural, physiological, ecological birth, in the place we dreamed, with wonderful details from God to live it and with the ideal company,” she wrote in the comments of her video (translated from Spanish).
“We will not deny that in waiting came negative thoughts, but as God says in his word: Philippians 4:6-7 ‘Do not worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.’
“Every evil thought fades away, and though all these previous days were rainy days, thinking on the time of labor would be the first time living it, we did not stop believing, to visualize the power to live God’s design in this new birth, but above all, every night on our knees seeking his will.
“Design that today we expose in this video comes from the knowledge, experience and accompaniment of a team of professionals… who respect both physiological and natural design as well as the decisions of the ᴘʀᴏᴛᴀɢᴏɴɪsᴛs in the process: dad, mum and baby.”
Maria explained that the birth was carefully planned, with all of the variables considered.
“To live through this process, a birth plan was made, which was shared with the team of humanizing professionals of labor. The variables were assessed to be able to live it like: weather, time of process, healthy pregnancy and healthy baby, mum and dad informed and determined.
“Not being able to control anything but hoping that everything will flow through God’s perfect will, this day was a day with ʀᴀᴅɪᴀɴᴛ sun, a process that began in the day, and the team’s support to carry it out.”
Baby Amelia was born on July 16th at 10.15 a.m. on the beach, with Maria’s husband Raul Ramirez, their ᴅᴏᴜʟᴀ, and ᴏʙsᴛᴇᴛʀɪᴄɪᴀɴ all by her side.
The videos have attracted thousands of likes and comments, many commending Maria on her strength and determination. However, there were those who were concerned about just how safe a beach birth is.
“I understand that hospitals are ᴠɪᴏʟᴇɴᴛ and ᴅɪsʀᴇsᴘᴇᴄᴛꜰᴜʟ, but to say that being born like this is right and safe is to go back 200 years in ᴘʀᴇᴠᴇɴᴛᴀʙʟᴇ ɪɴꜰᴀɴᴛ ᴍᴏʀᴛᴀʟɪᴛʏ,” commented desix1989.
“We humanize the births with ᴅɪsᴄʀᴇᴛɪᴏɴ, work to create ideal conditions that are good for the mother and the baby, births in water with clean water at a good temperature and ᴀᴅᴇǫᴜᴀᴛᴇ ᴏsᴍᴏʟᴀʀɪᴛʏ, births in free movement and position, accompanying worthy of the father and the family.. all of that is precious… But keep the criterion @medico, which allows us to ᴅɪʟᴜᴛᴇ that the ᴍᴀʀɪɴᴇ ᴍɪᴄʀᴏʙɪᴏᴛᴀ ʜᴀʀʙᴏᴜʀs ᴠɪʙʀɪᴏs that are difficult to ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛ ʙᴀᴄᴛᴇʀɪᴀ, which has a sodium charge not suitable for intake and that a newborn baby has a circulating volume.
“She is so young and has a stomach that with 5 ᴄᴄ, the first few hours are full, so ingesting a salty drink implies a maximum ʀɪsᴋ, that the water from the rivers has free ᴀᴍᴏᴇʙᴀs that eat the brains literally, Anyway… Let’s unite the good wishes and practices of humanizing with a responsible exercise of medicine.”
Earlier this year, a mum-of-four also drew ᴄʀɪᴛɪᴄɪsᴍ for freebirthing her baby in the Pacific Ocean.