Ibu Robin Lim’s Beijing Breakfast Natural Induction Method from the Eat, Pray, Doula Book…
“The wisest way to use Castor Oil as a way to encourage labor, is to start very early in the morning, after a good night’s sleep. if the mother did not rest well in the night, and there is no rush, e.g., her waters have not released, wait until the next morning. First, check all vitals, make sure mom and her partner are tranquil and happy to be launching this adventure of parenthood. If everything checks out fine, she can try, what we call, “Beijing Breakfast.” Named, because, for a long time in China there was a shortage of oxytocin, so doctors in the hospitals used this natural induction method, with great results.
Recipe for Beijing Breakfast
1 to 2 eggs cooked as mother likes them.
– 50 ml of organic odor free Castor oil
– 10 or more ounces of fresh orange juice
Follow Your Heart to Bali
It is getting that time of year again where you either commit to spending 2 life-changing weeks in Bali this March earning your doula certification so you can help moms have gentle births, or procrastinate on the deadline and feel sad about it. So here is the link, please follow your heart: Eat Pray Doula Bali DONA Birth Doula Workshop with Debra Pascali-Bonaro LCCE, CD(DONA), Guerrilla Midwife Ibu Robin Lim, and midwife Katherine Bramhall taking place this spring March 1 – 11 at Bumi Sehat Bali.
“The smell of Moxa is in the air, needles adorn the many people who are laying and receiving their treatments.” Read Debra’s blog from arriving in Bali last year.
10% off all Bali Items in the Global Birth Fair Store
Have you seen the gorgeous Birth of Paradise Sarongs & Wall-hangings hand-crafted in Bali? Inspirational as rebozo or to wear as shawl, hang on wall or use as baby wrap or sling. Also great birth gift!
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“Peace begins with each child.”
~ Ibu Robin Lim
Award winning documentary Guerrilla Midwife (90 minutes), takes us along the fragrant streets of Bali and desolate Acelinnese refugee camps of the Indonesian archipelago following midwife Ibu Robin Lim as her midwifery is put to the test. Filmed immediately following the December 26,2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, it is the story of a war waged gently in the belief that peace on earth can be achieved, one baby at a time.