Useful resources and articles for your antenatal journey
When I talk about the topic of birth preferences, the general feedback from people is “we have heard if you have a birth plan, it won’t go to plan”. Most feel that they will leave their birth in the capable hands of their care providers as “they know best” and are the experts.
It’s pretty much expected these days that your partner will be there for the birth of your baby. In fact, it’s seen as ‘strange’ if your partner isn’t present.
Lets be honest, being a mum is hard work. The demands that today’s mothers are under are different to those of generations that came before, being time poor is one such challenge. Each generation has its own story.
The book is called “the first forty days” – The essential art of nurturing the new mother, by Heng Ou together with Amely Greeven and Marisa Belger.
About Birth co-founder Lael Stone shares her own experience of traumatic birth and recovery from postnatal PTSD.
By the time I was expecting my third baby I had been a doula and childbirth educator for a long time. I’d attended so many births, supported women in all types of birthing scenarios, witnessed trauma and joy, and interviewed hundreds of women about their birth experiences. Naively, I thought this meant I knew everything.
“We don’t expect her to live through the night, and if she does she will most likely have brain damage”
This is the not the news that you expect to hear once you have given birth. In my drugged post-caesarean state I took this information in and realised that the only thing I had control over was my blind optimism and faith in my daughter.