Birth Ritual: Mexico
Rebozo is a traditional Mexican craft that has been passed down through generations, and it can be used in many ways. As well as making a fetching head scarf, the rebozo was traditionally used during birth. It can be useful during labour, with birth partners using the rebozo to help support the weight of the labouring woman. It can also be used for a technique known as ‘sifting’ which is thought to relax the pelvic muscles during labour, helping the birth to progress. The rebozo is slowly making its way into birthing rooms around the world.