Articles and stories from Calmbirth’s educators
This is a message to all the women who are aiming for a VBAC: it is possible!! I am 40 years old now and not all the doctors I met at the hospital during my pregnancy were confident I could do it, but I was, all the way. I trusted my body, my doula, my strength and my baby.
Having trust in a caregiver is incredibly important, as is having enough knowledge for women to trust themselves and their partner to confidently move through birth, however it unfolds.
There are so many beautiful benefits to labouring and birthing into warm water! It’s a wonderful way to help a woman to feel safe, calm and private!
It’s amazing how newborns change the shapes of their heads in order to fit through the mother’s pelvis.
Birth is mysterious and there is no certainty as to how it will unfold, it is a journey with infinite possibilities. Birth challenges us to face this rather uncomfortable space of not knowing and surrendering to the unknown. Despite this uncertainty there is so much that can be done to prepare for birth in all its beautiful forms.
I have had a the most positive birth experience with my daughter Poppy. After attending the Calmbirth course I felt to be in the best headspace I could be. For the first time I had complete faith in my body and my ability to birth my baby.