There are certain births that change you as a midwife. And this was one of them.
It truly was such an incredible experience and I was so elated at what I, and my body had achieved!
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
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
I knew I wanted to birth in the comfort and security of my own home. I wanted autonomy. I wanted to be surrounded by people who trusted me, my body, and our baby. I wanted to feel revered, respected, in charge, powerful.
I want women to feel empowered and to trust their body, and to feel excited as they approach their upcoming birth instead of feeling scared.
“It is said that woman in labour leave their bodies … they travel to the stars to collect the souls of their babies, and return to this world together”. Anonymous This week on #BirthStories, we feature Melissa’s account of her beautiful homebirth of