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!
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
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,
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.
“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
Birth can be so many things... To me, It’s powerful. It’s empowering. It’s beautiful. It’s unbelievably challenging
TIRIL | LETTING THE SUN IN + LETTING GO As the constraints of lockdown continue, we continue to spread positivity and light from mamas across the globe. This week, from Oslo, as mama @tirilrefsum shares her transition in to motherhood with the birth of her daughter Molly in
I love @nursejenfit’s #BirthStory. It is a story of mama warrior bravery; from having to switch to ‘plan B’ despite all her preparations, but #BossingIt all the same, as she gave birth to her daughter Aria abdominally! JEN | TRANSCENDING THROUGH FEAR A