Change is the one constant in this universe and as signs of autumn are all around us we see evidence of this. As a midwife supporting a small caseload of pregnant women I am privileged to support them during a period of profound change in their lives.
The internal hormonal shifts begin immediately when you are pregnant, with the outward visible changes happening subtly at first. Soon, the expansion seems to accelerate, as your growing baby causes your tummy to protrude, and your body image changes subtly day by day. At a certain point, almost every woman seems to wonder if she will be pregnant forever! You may revel in the last weeks or days of pregnancy, or you may feel fed up with your swollen ankles and inability to sit comfortably!
Then all of a sudden something shifts tectonically, the rhythmic contractions begin and the journey to meet your baby commences. It is at this point I am so pleased to be working with the UK Birth Centres because I will have got to know you and formed a trusting relationship that means I am both excited and privileged to be your midwife.
At last you are meeting your baby face-to-face and for first-time mothers you know everything will now change for you as you enter motherhood. Spare a thought for your baby too, as it arrives in an entirely new place, shedding the comforts of their cocoons! For these new beings there is a whole new way of existing to get used to, they are faced with massive changes to accommodate.
So for all you women who look at your journey into Motherhood with uncertainty, why not contact us today at the UK Birth Centres so that you can meet with a midwife of your choice to help you navigate the changes ahead.