Pregnancy and Giving Birth
Equipping You to Make Informed Choices
Pregnancy and giving birth is an amazing, life-changing experience
- one a woman will never forget.
Women have been giving birth for centuries - and still today our bodies are awesomely designed for this function.
Usually, giving birth to a baby is very safe - it is not an emergency or an illness and if not tampered with, the natural process is extremely uncomplicated.
However, in this day of technocratic childbirth, you need to be informed about your options.
The choices you make for that day may have life-long consequences for both you and your baby, your relationships, your baby's development and future health.
You need to be empowered to make good choices, or your experience of pregnancy and giving birth will fall into the hands of others - and then you and your baby may not experience the happy birth day that you wished for.
For far too many women, pregnancy and birth is something that happens to them rather than something they set out consciously and joyfully to do themselves.
- Sheila Kitzinger
Our goals are
- to provide accurate, up-to-date, evidence-based information
- to enable you to make good, informed choices
- to help you overcome any fears or insecurities you may have giving birth
- to encourage you to trust in your body's ability to carry and give birth to your baby
- to help you be well-prepared emotionally
- to enable you to be prepared practically for this awesome, life-changing experience of pregnancy and giving birth
- to present research about the best options for newborn baby care
Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers...strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.
- Barbara Katz Rothman
As a certified doula (birthing companion) and parent of 6 children, I am passionate about helping women to embrace all the stages of motherhood, particularly the time of birth as it has such a profound effect on both mother and child.
I am still learning, by real-life experience, by reading and researching as well as attending continuous education seminars for peri-natal healthcare professionals.
Quotes on Giving Birth
Just as a woman's heart knows how and when to pump, her lungs to inhale, and her hand to pull back from fire, so she knows when and how to give birth."
- Virginia Di Orio
There is power that comes to women when they give birth. They don't ask for it, it simply invades them. Accumlates like clouds on the horizon and passes through, carrying the child with it."
- Sheryl Feldman
I have personally come to believe that childbirth is a blessing to women sent straight from God. I mean, in its purest form, birth is the most fantastic orgasm married with a miracle! What more heavenly gift could there be?
- Laurie Annis Morgan
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