If you have been in the habit of reading my blogs I hope you have concluded that I believe in birth as a Physiological process and that women are beautifully designed to give birth. I am however reminded daily that for many women their experience of birth is not a positive one and they are left feeling traumatised and feel that their bodies have failed them.
It has been my pleasure as an Independent Midwife to work with a number of inspirational therapists who work with pregnant women to help ease many minor ailments of pregnancy, as well as rectify other conditions such as breech presentation. The alternative therapy that is utilised for the correction of breech presentation is known as Moxibustion and having seen the positive outcomes from this therapy, I trained in the technique myself and have incorporated this skill in my practice for many years.
Being an Independent Midwife has allowed me to care for a small caseload and in that way I can get to know each woman really well and more importantly they get to know me.
I like many enjoyed the BBC drama series “Call the Midwife” that featured a group of Midwives in the 1950’s who worked in the Docklands region of London. It led me to reflect on the changes that I have seen during my career as a Midwife.
I'm a huge fan of affirmations. I believe, quite simply, they help define your focus. And defining your focus is the best first step when you're trying to accomplish any goal.
Here at UK Birth Centres Ltd we understand that your birth experience is extremely important because not only does it shape how you transition into being a Mother but will remain with you for the rest of your life. We the midwives at UK Birth Centres are passionate about supporting women, listening to your hopes and dreams and helping to optimise your birth experience which it now turns out is going to have a lifelong beneficial effect on your baby!
You are unique, fantastic, a perfect human being; as are your baby, your pregnancy and your birth; they matter so much. I became an Independent midwife to ensure I could continue to support women through this amazing journey in the best way possible. Please take time to consider your choices in who attends you during this time. It is one of the most important times of your life.