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
As a certified doula (birthing companion), antenatal-class instructor 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.
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