Quite a contrast from how European-religious leaders treated child birth! South American deity of labor, child birth, & the 'female' warrior. Labor & delivery was so respected as to be revered as the battle between good & evil.
“This was from an outside water birth about two hours outside of Manila, Philippines. The midwives spent almost two days with this mother whose labor would pick up and then stall again. They chose to try some exercises — and they worked! Here, they’re using the ‘rebozo sifting technique.’ The baby’s name is ‘Sinag,’ which means ray of light. He was born under the light of the full moon.” (Source: Isabell Steinert Photography)