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Articles by: Sue Power

Transition from Birth to Parenting

I often hear from women (and their partner’s) about the joys and sorrows that fluctuate with the challenges, frustrations, and difficulties experienced with their transition to becoming parents.  There are many blogs, articles, and research that can be found about the diversity of these experiences.  It can be comforting to hear other’s stories also, to know that ‘I’m not alone’, to find information that supports how you are feeling.

 Undisturbed Birth – Safe, Secure, Private & Quiet

I first had the opportunity to hear French obstetrician Michel Odent speak at a conference over 15 years ago.  Hearing him describe a mammal’s instinct to find a space where they could not be observed – a space that is quiet, and undisturbed, and allows them to feel safe when giving birth – was a ‘lightbulb’ moment for me. 

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