I am assuming that is what women and infants is.....(hospital setting?) Well, I don't know if you will get what you call a Wholistic experience, but the moment your baby is born is such a transcendent moment that if you just focus on your baby and the joyfulness in your heart, it won't matter what the setting is. The birth is ultimately between mother and child....and nothing can get in the way of that unless you let it. The exception is when a mother needs an emergency c-section and is put under anesthesia, but aren't we grateful that is an option when the outcome is a healthy baby and mother? Birth is only the beginning of the journey. I hope it goes the way you want it to!
at 11:09 AM on Jan. 17, 2009