Words from my birthing self…

I wish I could have said or done more. I wish they could have read my mind and known exactly what I needed.

The reality is this: when we are heavily influenced by the hormones of a physiological labour, we are truly incapable of making decisions and need to be supported by a team that know us and can read into our every need.

About Calmbirth | The Physiology of Birth

What ‘transition’ feels like…

A crisis of confidence, also known as “transition” is the time when a woman in labour moves from labour to birth, or from first stage to second. This time is the only time in labour where Adrenalin works with contractions and not against them. Adrenaline surges through her body to prepare her to become a mother. It surges through her body to prepare her to be born again, and these surges awaken her from her labour trance so that she can instinctively receive her baby from her womb.

How to Normalise a Medicalised Labour and Birth.

Education is the key when your preparing to labour and birth. Without education and knowledge you may find it hard to speak your truth and advocate for what you desire throughout your labour and birth journey. This knowledge will give you the confidence in asking the question’s you need to ask in order to then make informed choices.Having a supportive care provider that you have built a relationship with would be great place to start when thinking about informed consent. You do have choices in the medical system you just need to ask.

Your Oxytocin Bubble

As a registered Midwife I have taught and educated couples for almost 15 years and one of the easiest ways I’ve come to explain the absolute importance of a sacred labour and birth space is by referring to it as “Your Oxytocin Bubble”.

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