I have aways had a drive to work closely with people, the power of connection to create change is so inspiring. When I began my own family I felt drawn to working with birthing women and then as my family has grown I have responded to the need for support in the early parenting years. I intially trained with Child Birth International in both birth and postpartum support which was a fantastic solid base to begin working with women, but it is really through both training and working alongside birth guru Rhea Dempsey that I feel I can offer powerful and life changing support.
I offer a range of services from one off consultations on an issue, group workshops and comprehensive pregnancy, birth and postpartum packages
Why birth and parenting support matters...
"Women who have continuous birth support from an experienced caregiver have a decreased rate of caesarian sections (26-50%), decreased use of forceps and vacumn (41%), reduced use of pain medication (28%) and shorter length of labour*. This requires one on one support, so unlike hospital midwives, who care for several woman at once, independent birth support can be continuous throughout pregnancy, the birth and postpartum. for both mothers and fathers.
*These statistics appear in Hodnett E, Gates S, Hofmeyr G, Sakala C. Continuous support for women during childbirth. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2003. Issue 3, Art. No. CD003766. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003766.
Many women only realise after the birth of their 1st child that the birth process wasn't what they expected and it has left them feeling overwhelmed, exhausted and full of self-doubt. A well supported birth can be empowering and inspiring regardless of the details of the birth itself.
The bond or attachment that you form with your child in the first years of life can have a significant impact on the health and wellbeing of your child into their adult life. Many factors can disrupt or interfere with this process. Support and guidance through this time can allow both you and your child to flourish.