There are certain births that change you as a midwife. And this was one of them.
In a year where everything has been turned upside down, 2020 has taught us so much. It’s taught us about ourselves, our families and communities, our passions, values and beliefs. It’s changed our perspectives. It’s taught us about resilience, strength and humanity. It’s
It truly was such an incredible experience and I was so elated at what I, and my body had achieved!
One thing Chantelle and I have in common is our obsession with all things pregnancy and birth. I came across her birth story whilst scrolling on Instagram, and felt it would be perfect for the blog, so with permission I am sharing it with you today. It’s short but
Another week, another #BirthStory on The Birth Circle. This week from Georgie @littlesoldiersfirstaid. Georgie is an A & E Nurse who recently gave birth to her son in April this year, and describes her experiences of birthing during the pandemic, bringing hope to others who
Despite what you may think, the first trimester is often the most challenging. Whilst you may feel like you should be brimming with excitement, and celebrating with confetti cannons, this is often not the reality! With at least 1 in 10 mums experiencing feelings of stress
Giving birth was the most empowering, challenging, personal and shared journey that I have ever experienced. It wasn’t what I thought it would be, but it was better and it happened perfectly for Heddon. He was exactly where he needed to be.
Your birth was by far the most challenging experience I have ever encountered, both physically and emotionally, but I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Your birth pushed me beyond limits I never knew possible. It pushed me through intense moments of fear, doubt,
Your role is to become a protective force field of love, kindness and support. Be there for her. Hold space for her. Be truly with her, in whatever way she needs you to be, and trust me, you’ll enjoy the experience a whole lot more.
This story hit home. It made me think about my own childhood, my own experience of being mixed race in a predominantly white world, my black family, my white family, my own birth experience, my own precious black son, and the world in which he will grow and have to navigate